A Palestinian man was killed and two others seriously wounded in clashes with IDF forces in the refugee camp Al-Fawer south of Hebron on Tuesday night. According to Palestinian sources, the three were hit by live rounds fired by IDF soldiers.
The deceased's name has been revealed as Mahmoud Titi, 25. He was evacuated to a hospital where he succumbed to his wounds. Palestinian medical sources said that was injured by a bullet to his upper body. Two other Palestinians were injured from IDF live fire they were taken to hospitals in Hebron and Bita.
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According to Palestinian sources, the clashes broke out after IDF forces entered the camp - most likely in response to a Molotov Cocktail thrown at a passing Israeli vehicle. Following the forces' entry to the camp, Palestinians began hurling rocks at the soldiers. According to the Palestinians, the forces responded with tear gas and live fire at the Palestinians.
An initial IDF investigation into the incident revealed that Palestinians threw Molotov cocktails at Israeli vehicles on Route 60. IDF forces chased the attackers in the direction of the Al-Fawer refugee camp where clashes broke out, eventually leading to the death of the young Palestinian.
Violent riots ensued; the soldiers felt threatened and opened fire – most likely live fire – at the rioters. As a result, one Palestinian was killed, and two were injured – one in medium condition and one sustaining light wounds. The investigation continues,
The area is prone to clashes, mostly on Fridays. Last weekend police forces stormed the Temple Mount compound through the Old City's Mughrabi Gate after Arabs threw stones in their direction. The officers dispersed the rioters using stun grenades.
Nine police officers and a number demonstrators were lightly injured in the clashes.
Last week Friday also saw clashes erupt between Jewish settlers from the Adei Ad outpost and Palestinians from the village of Mrair in the northern West Bank. The settlers claimed Palestinians from the village had stolen one of their herds during the night. They entered the village and clashed with the locals, until Border Guard officers arrived at the scene and restored order.
Elior Levy contributed to the report
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