The police on Wednesday arrested a 26-year-old settler on suspicion that heshot to death a Palestinian man who attacked him with stones five months ago in village of Iraq Burin, south of Nablus.
During his investigation, the suspect – an Alon Shvut resident living in Jerusalem – admitted to shooting 19-year-old Mahar Khadous, but claimed self defense. On Friday he will be brought in front of the Jerusalem Magistrate's Court for a remand hearing.
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The gun used in the shooting was uncovered in the suspect's house in Jerusalem. When asked why he didn't turn himself in, the suspect said he was afraid to do so.
The suspect was detained after a prolonged investigation conducted by the Shai District Police's Central Unit under the command of Superintendent Eli Asayag.
Footage captured by a security camera from a nearby IDF base shows a man with a gun trying to ward off two Palestinians who are approaching him.
One of the Palestinians is seen coming within a few meters of the Israeli man. He then lifts a stone and lingers for a few moments, while the other Palestinian joins him.
Shortly after, the Israeli man is seen trying to flee the area, while the Palestinian chases him. The footage, which was shot from a distance, does not clearly show when the Palestinian was shot. Moments after the chase, the Palestinian falls to the ground, gets up, walks a few steps – and collapses again.
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