IDF troops kill 16-year-old Palestinian

Army says boy was laying bomb aimed at soldiers; Palestinians claim that youth was throwing rocks.

September 17, 2007 08:15
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IDF troops kill 16-year-old Palestinian

IDF troops 224.88. (photo credit: AP [file])

IDF troops shot to death a 16-year-old Palestinian in the West Bank town of Ramallah on Monday. Palestinian Authority security officials and the Israeli army offered conflicting versions of the circumstances behind the incident. Palestinian Security officials said Mohammed Jabbarin was unarmed, and was shot after he hurled rocks at patrolling troops. The IDF said troops operating in Ramallah shot an armed individual laying a roadside bomb aimed at soldiers. An explosive device was found at the scene, the army said. In other violence, Palestinians fired three mortars from the Gaza Strip at southern Israel, the army said. No casualties or damage were reported. Late Sunday, IDF troops prevented a Palestinian terrorist from infiltrating the settlement Shavei Shomron in the West Bank, Israel Radio reported. Soldiers spotted the man trying to enter the settlement and as he realized he was discovered he opened fire on them. No troops were wounded in the exchange of fire that ensued. The army reported that the offender was also apparently unhurt and were conducting searches in the area. In related news, IDF troops arrested 13 Palestinian fugitives in the West Bank overnight Sunday. The fugitives included one arrested in Jenin, another two near Kalkilya, one west of Ramallah, four more south of there, and one in Hebron. All of the suspects were transferred to security services for questioning.

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