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IDF troops killed an unarmed Palestinian during operations in Nebi Mussah, in the Judean Desert on Thursday evening.
The army said that soldiers patrolling a live-fire training zone in the desert between Jerusalem and Jericho saw three suspicious Palestinians and ordered them to stop.
When the three refused to heed to the troops' calls, the soldiers opened fire, killing one of the men, whom they had suspected of being a terrorist.
However, after the incident, the soldiers saw that the man was unarmed and was not a terror suspect after all.
As a result of the death, OC Central Command Maj.-Gen. Yair Naveh ordered a suspension of the IDF unit's military activities until the completion of a full investigation into the incident.