סופיאן חוואג'ה, המחבל שנורה למוות ע"י צה"ל אחרי שהשליך אבנים על כלי רכב ישראליים
Sufian Khawaja
 A rock thrown at an Israeli car by the perpetrators

Israeli forces open fire, killing Palestinian throwing rocks in West Bank

IDF says the 32-year-old man along with an accomplice had been hurling boulders at Israeli vehicles on a nightly basis; the second perpetrator escapes but more huge rocks found in his car, west of Ramallah

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Published: 03.23.20 , 10:11
Israeli forces shot and killed a 32-year-old Palestinian man overnight Sunday who was hurling rocks at Israeli troops, the Palestinian health ministry and the Israeli military said.
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  • The military said it thwarted an attack - which has become a regular occurrence over the past days - and opened fire at a number of suspects who were throwing boulders at Israeli vehicles on a highway in central West Bank, near the town of Qaliqilya.
     A rock thrown at an Israeli car by the perpetrators  A rock thrown at an Israeli car by the perpetrators
    A rock thrown at an Israeli car by the perpetrators
    (Photo: The IDF's Spokesperson's Unit)
    It says one of the suspects, Sufian Khawaja, was killed while another was wounded and escaped.
    The troops launched a manhunt for the perpetrator in the Palestinian village of Ni'lin, west of Ramallah. Although the fugitive assailant was not located, the forces found rocks stacked in the vehicle of the perpetrator.
    Both perpetrators are believed to be in their 30s.
    סופיאן חוואג'ה, המחבל שנורה למוות ע"י צה"ל אחרי שהשליך אבנים על כלי רכב ישראלייםסופיאן חוואג'ה, המחבל שנורה למוות ע"י צה"ל אחרי שהשליך אבנים על כלי רכב ישראליים
    Sufian Khawaja
    Clashes often erupt in the West Bank between Israelis and Palestinians but have dipped considerably since the outbreak of the coronavirus.
    In Israel, daily life has largely shut down with more then 1,200 people testing positive for the new virus. One patient has died and 24 are in serious condition.
    In the West Bank, 57 cases have been diagnosed so far, the majority of them in Bethlehem. The Palestinian prime minister has ordered a lock down and in Gaza, two cases have been diagnosed in patients who returned from Pakistan.
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