IDF kills Palestinian who hurled firebomb at motorists on West Bank highway

The IDF said that the soldiers were on patrol in the area and had set up an ambush overlooking the stretch of highway when they saw the assailant throw the bottle.

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October 24, 2014 19:55
Palestinian throws stones at IDF

A Palestinian boy throws stones at an armored wheel loader of the Israel Defense Forces during clashes near Nablus. (photo credit: REUTERS)

A Palestinian was shot dead by IDF troops outside the village of Silwad in the West Bank on Friday evening, after he threw a Molotov cocktail at traffic on highway 60, the IDF Spokesperson's Department said.

The IDF said that the soldiers were on patrol in the area and had set up an ambush overlooking the stretch of highway when they saw the assailant throw the bottle.

They said that the soldiers opened fire "in order to neutralize the threat to the lives of civilians driving on the highway."

Several reports stated that the Palestinian killed was a minor as young as 14 named Orwa Hamad.


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