Israeli troops kill Palestinian in West Bank

Israeli forces shot and killed a stone-throwing Palestinian near a checkpoint between Nablus and Ramallah

Israeli troops kill Palestinian in West Bank

World Bulletin/News Desk

Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian who allegedly had been hurling rocks at cars on a highway in the occupied West Bank on Monday, a military spokeswoman said.

She said troops shouted at a group of Palestinians throwing stones on a main road near Palestinian villages and Jewish settlements to halt and then fired warning shots.

"Once they didn't comply they (the soldiers) responded to the threat with direct fire, wounding one of the attackers," the spokeswoman said, adding that the army had opened an investigation into the incident.

The Palestinian was treated at the scene but died of his wounds, the spokeswoman said. He was not immediately identified. According to eyewitnesses, Israeli forces sealed off the area and barred ambulances from reaching it.

Another Palestinian youth was shot and injured by Israeli forces near the Zaatara checkpoint, Palestinian medics said.

Violence in Israel and the Palestinian Territories has surged in the past few months. Attacks claimed 11 Israeli and 16 Palestinians lives.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 29 Aralık 2014, 15:09