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Report: Palestinian killed by IDF fire

Palestinians say 25-year-old man suffered fatal gunshot wounds during riot near Qalandiya checkpoint. IDF says soldiers followed protocol

A Palestinian riot near the Qalandiya checkpoint, north of Jerusalem, has left one Palestinian dead, Ynet learned Friday.


Palestinian sources said that Tala'th Ramaya, 25, from A-ram, sustained serious gunfire wounds to his torso in a clash between rioters and IDF soldiers. He was rushed to the Ramallah Hospital, where he later died of his wounds. Five other Palestinians were wounded in the riot. 


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An initial IDF investigation revealed that some 20 Palestinians were rioting near the checkpoint and were clashing with security forces.  


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Ramaya had reportedly fired several flares at the troops from close range. The soldiers, feeling in imminent danger, returned fire, causing him a shoulder injury.


The initial IDF inquiry concluded that the soldiers followed proper procedures.


The riot near the Qalandiya checkpoint joined other riots in several east Jerusalem neighborhoods including Silwan, Isawiya and Ras al-Amoud, which followed a mass riot on Temple Mount.


Eleven police officers and 15 Palestinians were lightly hurt lightly Friday afternoon after a riot broke out in the Temple Mount compound.


Hundreds of Muslim worshippers gathered at the Mughrabi Gate after Friday's prayer and began stoning security forces at the scene, eventually forcing the troops to storm the compound in order to evacuate them.


Ten Palestinians were later arrested in connection to the riots.


Yair Altman contributed to this report



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