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IDF kills Palestinian teen near Hebron

Seventeen-year-old teen from village of Beit Omer shot to death by IDF soldiers conducting searches in area following Thursday's shooting attack in Kfar Etzion

A 17-year-old Palestinian teen was killed by IDF soldiers Friday afternoon in the village pf Beit Omer near Hebron, Palestinian eyewitnesses reported.


The IDF confirmed that a Palestinian was hurt during disturbances in the village, which was the home of the two gunmen killed Thursday after infiltrating a yeshiva in the West Bank settlement of Kfar Etzion.


Witnesses said that the teen killed, Muhammad Awad, was hit after Israeli soldiers opened fire at locals who were hurling stones at the force.


Army sources reported that soldiers were conducting searches in the village following Thursday's shooting attack in Kfar Etzion.


Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas' military wing, claimed on Friday responsibility for the attack.


Palestinian sources in Hebron told Ynet Friday that the two terrorists involved in the attack were released from an Israeli prison last week,


According to the sources, the terrorists were identified as relatives Muhammad and Mahmoud Sbarana, both 20-year-old Hamas members from the village of Beit Omer, near Hebron.


Efrat Weiss contributed to the report


פרסום ראשון: 01.25.08, 17:17
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