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June 6, 2018 9:53 am

Israeli Army Kills Palestinian Rock-Thrower During West Bank Arrest Op

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A Palestinian rioter near Ramallah, May 15, 2018. Photo: Reuters / Mohamad Torokma.

The Israeli military shot dead a Palestinian during a raid in the West Bank on Wednesday, saying a soldier fired back after a man pelted him with a rock.

The Palestinian Information Ministry claimed Israeli forces had killed Ezz El-Deen al-Tamimi, 21, in “cold blood.”

In a statement, the military said more than 10 Palestinians tried to disrupt a force carrying out arrests in the village of Nabi Saleh and that one of them threw a rock at a soldier, striking him in the head.

“The soldier responded by firing at the Palestinian, who was wounded and given medical treatment at the scene,” it said. “He was treated at the scene and he was later declared dead. None of our troops were hurt. The incident will be investigated.”

 

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