Palestinian killed at fence protest

WASHINGTON (JTA) — A Palestinian protesting Israel’s West Bank security fence was killed.

Palestinian medical officials said Yousef Srour, 36, died Friday from live fire, Ha’aretz reported.

A preliminary Israeli army statement about the protest in the West Bank village of Na’alin said non-lethal means were used to quell the protest.

Palestinian, Israeli and international protesters gather each Friday in the West Bank village, which is bisected by the barrier. Srour is the third protester to die or suffer critical wounds since the beginning of the year. The army describes the protests as violent, but video released after a protest two months ago showed an Israeli soldier firing a tear gas canister directly at peaceful protesters; one of the protesters, Ibrahim Abu Rakhma, died after a canister hit him in the chest.

Separately, Israel Radio reported that a car traveling near the West Bank settlement of Ariel overturned when it was hit by Palestinians throwing stones. A number of youths in the car suffered light injuries.

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