JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Palestinians said Israeli police killed a man taking part in a protest against the West Bank security fence.
Mustafa Tamimi, 21, died Saturday after being hit in the eye with a tear-gas canister during a demonstration near Ariel settlement, where Palestinians have been protesting against the seizure of their farmlands for fence construction, witnesses said.
Yediot Achronot ran a photograph appearing to show a masked Tamimi running after an Israeli border police jeep, whose open rear door emits a trail of smoke. The distance between man and vehicle appears to be about 15 feet.
Tamimi was injured Friday and died in an Israeli hospital the next day.
Anti-fence activists have complained regularly that Israeli forces sometimes fire tear gas at dangerously close ranges.
The Israeli military said the incident was under investigation.