Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Israeli forces shoot, kill Palestinian in Bethlehem clashes


Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian from the Duheisha refugee camp Tuesday evening during clashes at the northern entrance of Bethlehem, medics said.

Mutaz Ibrahim Zawahreh, 27, was hit with a live bullet in the chest and was taken to hospital in a critical condition, Medical sources at the Beit Jala Governmental Hospital told Ma'an. Zawahreh was rushed to the operation room but quickly succumbed to his wounds, they added.

An Israeli army spokesperson told Ma'an that Israeli forces "thwarted an attack" by a "Palestinian perpetrator" who attempted to throw a Molotov cocktail at the forces.

The spokesperson said Israeli forces were present in the area because they were "responding to a violent riot of around 500 Palestinians throwing rocks." more

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