Soldiers shoot at vehicle after explosive hurled at them south of Bethlehem; Palestinian injured

Palestinian reports say that a 17-year-old boy was in serious condition and another youth's condition was unknown following the incident. The army said it is investigating the incident.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
December 30, 2014 08:03
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A Palestinian protester confronts a Border Police officer during an anti-settlement protest in the West Bank. (photo credit: REUTERS)

 
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Soldiers stationed near Beit Umar, outside Hebron, fired on a Palestinian vehicle after an occupant hurled an object suspected to be an explosive device while driving past them late on Monday.

Soon after, Palestinian medical sources said a 17-year-old youth who was in the car sustained severe gunshot wounds, and a 19-year-old was lightly wounded.

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The Ma’an Palestinian news agency named the injured youths as Muhammad Ibrahim Sabri Awad, 17, and Ayish Khalid Sabri Awad, 19, who reportedly sustained a gunshot wound to the thigh.

“Both were evacuated to al-Ahli hospital in Hebron around midnight,” Ma’an said.

An army spokeswoman said the object was a bomb.

No soldiers were injured.

The army said it is investigating the incident.

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It comes hours after a Palestinian minor was shot dead by the IDF after hurling large rocks at Israeli vehicles in Samaria.

The unit spotted Palestinians attacking Israeli traffic at Tapuah junction on Monday.

Soldiers attempted to stop the rock throwers, and during the ensuing clash, Emam Jamil, 16, from Beita, south of Nablus, was killed.

Military Police has launched an investigation.

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