Palestinian shot after throwing Molotov dies of wounds
Troops open fire on youth who hurled Molotov cocktail near Ramallah, arrives in hospital in critical condition but succumbs to wounds in late evening hours. On Tuesday a Palestinian teen throwing rocks, Molotovs at Israeli cars in same region was killed
Muhammed al-Ramahi, A 17-year-old Palestinian was critically wounded on Wednesday evening after being shot by IDF troops in the Jilazun refugee camp near Ramallah. He was evacuated by Palestinian paramedics to the Ramallah hospital, but died of his wounds in the late evening hours.
The army said the soldiers opened fire after the youth hurled a Molotov cocktail.
The funeral this afternoon (Photo: AP)
The incident occurred in close proximity to where 16-year-old Abdel Rahman Badwi was killed on Tuesday under similar circumstances. Badwi and two other youths had been pelting Israeli cars with rocks and, the army said, Molotov cocktails.
Thousands attended Badwi's funeral on Wednesday. Meanwhile, the Palestinian Authority continues to maintain that the incidents are not part of a renewed intifada, and accuses the IDF of creating
A PA official from Ramallah told Ynet that the army was conducting patrols in the refugee camp with no apparent reason, and this in turn provokes youths to attack the troops – a phenomenon which has faded in recent years.
On Friday the army thwarted a terror attack in the Nablus area, after a 20-year-old Palestinian transporting three explosive devices was shot and lightly wounded.