Palestinian petrol bomb thrower killed by IDF in West Bank

A demonstration against Israel's military rule took place in Ramallah's Manara Square in the hours following the Hattab's death.

By JPOST.COM STAFF, REUTERS
March 24, 2017 00:57
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Palestinian petrol bomb thrower killed by IDF in West Bank (Reuters)

Palestinian petrol bomb thrower killed by IDF in West Bank (Reuters)

RAMALLAH - Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian and wounded three others on Thursday in the West Bank, a Palestinian health official said. The Israeli army said they had attacked a settlement with petrol bombs.

The Palestinian health source said the dead man was 17. Wafa, the official Palestinian Authority news site, identified him as Muhammed Hattab. One of the three wounded was reportedly in critical condition.

An Israeli army spokeswoman said three assailants got out of a car and threw petrol bombs towards the settlement of Beit El, near Ramallah, when troops opened fire and confirmed hitting the men. She said the car then fled the scene.

There was no immediate account from Palestinian officials of what happened.

A demonstration against Israel's military rule took place in Ramallah's Manara Square in the hours following the Hattab's death.

"Out, out, oh you occupier," the demonstrators chanted. "How many martyrs? How many wounded?"

At least 240 Palestinians have been killed in Israel and the West Bank in a period of sporadic violence that began in October 2015 but has tapered off in recent months.

Israel says at least 160 were Palestinians who launched stabbing, shooting or ramming attacks on Israelis before being killed by Israeli security forces, while others died during clashes and protests.

Two American tourists and 37 Israelis have been killed in such incidents since October 2015.

The last round of peace talks broke down in 2014.


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