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Hebron: Palestinian shot after trying to snatch rifle from IDF soldier

Army says troops opened fire at man only after he tried to steal weapon while being chased by soldiers; Palestinians say he was shot in his own home. Man evacuated to hospital with mild injuries

Efrat Weiss
Published: 04.03.08, 23:36 / Israel News

A Palestinian who tried to snatch a rifle from an IDF soldier near Hebron Thursday evening was shot in his lower extremities and later evacuated by the Red Crescent to a local hospital in mild condition. No soldiers were injured in the incident.

 

Palestinian sources in the West Bank city claimed that the incident occurred in the man's home, while he was arguing with the troops, but the Israeli army said he had hurled stones toward the soldiers as they were chasing him; he was shot after attempting to snatch a rifle from one of the troops, the IDF said.

 

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On Monday an Israeli settler shot dead a Palestinian who tried to stab him and a teenager at a hitchhiking post near the West Bank settlement of Shiloh. Two knives were found on the body of the 20-year-old terrorist, who resided in the Hebron area and attended Birzeit University.

 

The shooter, Erez Bar-On, 30, of the West Bank settlement of Ofra, slammed the government's roadblock removal policy and its decision to supply the Palestinians with armored vehicles.

 

"This is a foolish policy which directly acts against us," he said following the incident.

 

Ali Waked contributed to the report 

 

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