Palestinian killed in clash with IDF in West Bank
IDF force enters village of Al-Fawar, south-west of Hebron in pursuit of Palestinian suspects who hurled Molotov cocktails.
Clashes in Hebron [file] Photo: REUTERS/Ammar Awad
One Palestinian was killed and a number of others were injured during a West
Bank clash with IDF forces that saw soldiers open fire after being attacked, the
army said on Tuesday evening.
An IDF force entered the West Bank village
of Fawar, southwest of Hebron, in pursuit of Palestinians suspected of hurling
Molotov cocktails at Israeli vehicles in the South Mount Hebron area.
major riot erupted in the area, and soldiers came under a hail of rocks, the IDF
Spokesman’s Office said.
“During the disturbance, a part of the force
found itself in a situation in which soldiers felt their lives to be in danger,
and opened fire on the attackers,” the IDF added.
Red Crescent paramedics
evacuated the injured.
Palestinians have identified Mahmoud al-Titi, 22,
as the man killed during the clash, and have circulated his photograph on
According to Abir Kopty of the Popular Struggle Coordination
Committee, Titi was a communications and journalism student. He was also among
the founders of a Hebron youth movement in support of freeing Palestinian
prisoners from Israeli jails. Titi’s funeral is Wednesday at 12:30 in
The army is investigating the incident.
In an unrelated
affair, two soldiers were lightly injured on Tuesday during an exercise at the
Tze’elim base when a rifle barrel exploded.
They were evacuated to Soroka
University Medical Center in Beersheba for treatment.
Tovah Lazaroff and
Jerusalem Post staff contributed to this report.