Suspected terror attack in West Bank: Israeli in serious condition after being shot

Man shot while standing at junction by terrorist in passing vehicle; in separate incident IDF kills rioting Palestinian.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
July 22, 2014 05:45
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A Magen David Adom emergency vehicle responds to murder call on July 30, 2013.

MDA on the scene 370. (photo credit: Courtesy MDA)

 
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A man was shot while standing at a road junction in the West Bank early Tuesday morning by a gunman in a passing vehicle, according to a spokesperson for the IDF.

Magen David Adom paramedics treated the man who suffered a gun shot to the lower body at the Rechalim Junction near the West Bank city of Nablus.

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The 25-year-old man, whose injuries were defined as serious, was being evacuated to The Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Campus.

The IDF was sweeping the area for the suspect. 

In a separate incident that occurred late on Monday, a Palestinian man who was part of a group that was throwing fire-bombs during a riot was killed by IDF soldiers in the West Bank town of al-Ram, which is near Ramallah. 

The deceased is Mahmoud Shawamreh, 21, of al-Ram, according to AFP.

The IDF said its troops responded to a violent riot in the town in which the demonstrators set tires on fire and threw fire-bombs at the IDF soldiers.



The soldiers fired warning shots and fired at the lower extremities of the rioters. During this IDF response Shawamreh was killed, the IDF confirmed.

A military police investigation into the death will be opened, a source said. 


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