The Palestinian health ministry affirmed that a young man died at the checkpoint after Israeli soldiers opened fire at him.
The young man was identified as 28-year-old Nasim Abu Maizar, a resident of Kafr Aqab neighborhood in east Jerusalem.
Following the incident, the Israeli army closed the checkpoint and barred Red Crescent ambulance crews from providing medical assistance for the young man, who was bleeding at the time. Later, skirmishes broke out between angry young men and Israeli soldiers at the checkpoint.