Settler kills rock-thrower

Emmanuel resident shoots Palestinian after his vehicle was pelted with stones.

January 14, 2009 03:46
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pal stone throwers , nab. (photo credit: AP)


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A settler shot and killed a Palestinian rock-thrower after his vehicle was pelted with stones on Tuesday evening. Police said Amos Merav, a resident of the Samaria settlement of Emmanuel, was being questioned but was not officially under arrest late Tuesday night. "We will await the outcome of the questioning before deciding on the next step," a Judea and Samaria Police spokesman said. "He was driving on Route 55 with his 14-year-old daughter in the car," Karnei Shomron spokesman Arik Zorger told The Jerusalem Post. "Three Palestinian teenagers, who are known rock-throwers, pelted the car with large rocks. Merav fired in their direction to protect himself. He didn't know what happened to the teenagers, and he drove to a security point at Karnei Shomron to report the incident," Zorger added. A military doctor called to the scene declared the youth's death. "The reality here is unbearable," Zorger said. "Despite its efforts, which we appreciate, the army has not provided us with security. "There are two incidents involving rocks or Molotov cocktails thrown at Israeli vehicles here a day," he added. Zorger said a vehicle driven in the area by a 19-year-old woman was hit with a Molotov cocktail last week.

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