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.

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.

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