Palestinian throwing rocks at cars shot to death by Israeli soldiers


JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian who was among a group throwing rocks at cars in the West Bank.

In Monday’s incident near the Tapuach Junction, the soldiers called out to the group to cease the rock throwing, which was endangering civilians, then fired warning shots, the IDF spokesman’s office said. When the Palestinians refused to stop, the Israeli troops responded with direct fire.

A Palestinian injured by the fire was treated at the scene but died of his injuries, according to the IDF.

The IDF said its Military Police has launched an investigation into the incident, which took place 30 miles north of Jerusalem.

The Palestinian Maan news agency identified the slain Palestinian as Imam Jamil Dweikat, a resident of Beita, located near Nablus. His age was unclear, according to the report, but Maan identified Dweikat as a “youth.”

A second Palestinian, 19, was injured, according to Maan.

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