Border Police shoot and kill Palestinian stone-thrower near Bethlehem

According to the Ma'an News Agency, 17-year-old Qusay Hasna al-Umour was shot in the chest three times during clashes in the village of Tuqu.

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January 16, 2017 18:17
A Palestinian Red Crescent ambulance

A Palestinian Red Crescent ambulance . (photo credit: ABBAS MOMANI / AFP)

 
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Border Police officers shot and killed a Palestinian stone-thrower during clashes near Bethlehem in the West Bank on Monday.

"Hundreds of rioters hurled rocks at the security forces in the area," an Israeli military spokeswoman said. "Due to the extent of the violence, border police fired 0.22 calibre rounds towards a main violent instigator, resulting in his death."

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According to the Ma'an News Agency, 17-year-old Qusay Hasna al-Umour was shot in the chest three times during clashes in the village of Tuqu.

Ma'an also reported that four other Palestinians were shot during the clashes.

The Palestinian Red Crescent claimed that al-Umour was detained for an unspecified amount of time after he was shot before he was handed over to the Palestinian paramedics for treatment.

Reuters contributed to this report.

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