Palestinian driver shot dead after driving into two police officers in Israel

Two Israeli policemen were injured in annexed east Jerusalem on Wednesday when they were hit by a car driven by a Palestinian, who was then shot dead, police said.

It was the latest in a string of lone-wolf attacks by Palestinians using their cars to ram pedestrians or police, in a trend which began in Jerusalem in October but has also spread to the West Bank.

The incident took place in A-Tur on the Mount of Olives, with Luba Samri, police spokesman, saying the driver had veered off the road and struck two border policemen.