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IDF kills Palestinian holding Molotov cocktail

In third such incident in three days, soldiers open fire at three Palestinians carrying Molotov cocktails northwest of Ramallah, injuring one of them. Palestinian sources say 19-year-old man died of his wounds at hospital

Third Palestinian killed in three days: A Palestinian holding a Molotov cocktail was shot Wednesday night by an IDF force in the village of Kufr Malik, northwest of the West Bank city of Ramallah. The Ramallah hospital reported that the man died of his wounds.


Two other Palestinians carrying Molotov cocktails were killed by IDF soldiers in the past three days.


The army reported that a force belonging to the Kfir Brigade spotted three Palestinians, two of them about to hurl incendiary bombs. The soldiers fired at them, identifying a hit. There were no injuries among the soldiers.


Palestinian sources reported that the man killed was 19-year-old Aziz al-Haj, who was shot in his leg and was left to bleed for a long time before being rushed to the Ramallah hospital, where he died of his wounds. 


Three wanted Palestinian terror suspects were arrested by the IDF in the West Bank on Wednesday night.


Two of the suspects were detained in the Nablus area and the third was arrested near Bethlehem. They were all taken in for questioning by the security forces.


Muhammed al-Ramahi, 17, 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 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 provocations.


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.


Ali Waked contributed to this report


פרסום ראשון: 10.16.08, 08:48
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