Palestinian with improvised weapon reportedly killed by IDF at Al-Arroub riot

200 Palestinians riot in West Bank, southwest of Bethlehem.

November 11, 2014 14:05

The riots centered on Kalandiya, with smaller clashes in Isawiya.. (photo credit: SETH J. FRANTZMAN)

A Palestinian with an improvised weapon was shot by IDF soldiers during a riot at Al-Arroub, southwest of Bethlehem on Tuesday.

According to Palestinian reports, the man died of his wounds after being evacuated to a PA hospital.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.

An army spokeswoman said some 200 Palestinians took part in the riot, hurling rocks at an IDF unit, which responded with non-lethal riot dispersal means.

At one stage, a Palestinian directed what the spokeswoman said was an improvised weapon at soldiers, who felt their lives to be in jeopardy. As a result, solders responded with live fire.

"We are examining this incident," the spokeswoman added.

In Sinjil, near Ramallah, 15 Palestinians threw rocks and firebombs at traffic on a road on Tuesday.

The IDF fired bullets at the legs of two attackers, striking and injuring them.

Related Content

April 25, 2018
Palestinian journalist, shot by Israeli troops at Gaza protest, dies


Israel Weather
  • 15 - 23
    Beer Sheva
    17 - 21
    Tel Aviv - Yafo
  • 12 - 18
    15 - 21
  • 19 - 27
    16 - 27