IDF investigates claim that settlers killed Palestinian

January 27, 2011 15:07

Palestinian sources say Uday Quddus, 19, died in hospital after being shot in chest by settlers from Yitzhar, in Burin, a village near Nablus.

IDF investigates claim that settlers killed Palestinian

Yitzhar 224.88. (photo credit: Courtesy Michaely)

IDF is investigating Palestinian claims that settlers shot and killed a 19-year-old boy in Burin on Thursday.

The civil administration is en route to the hospital, as part of the investigation.

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"A group of settlers attacked the young Palestinians in the town of Burin, south of Nablus, and opened fire at them, which led to the martyrdom of the boy," a security source told Palestinian news site Qudsnet.

Uday Quddus was reportedly shot in the chest by settlers from Yitzhar, and brought to the hospital where he died of his wounds.

In November, a Yitzhar resident, 37, was detained on suspicion of shooting dead a 16-year-old Palestinian boy. The teen, Aysar Yesser al-Zaben, was shot with a long-barrelled firearm. The Yitzhar resident worked as a security guard, manning the settlement's entrance.

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