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.
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.