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Palestinian killed by IDF fire in south Mouth Hebron

Palestinian Security Academy cadet shot during clashes with IDF forces in south Mount Hebron, dies of wounds

A Palestinian was killed in the village of Dura in the south Mount Hebron from IDF fire late Monday night. A riot broke out on site, in which the Palestinian was shot under unclear circumstances.


A military official confirmed the details and informed that the circumstances behind the event were being examined. Security forces in the area are preparing for further riots in response to the event.


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The deceased, Muatez Edris Sharuna, 19, was a cadet in the Palestinian Security Academy in Jericho. Initially it was reported he was run over and killed by a military jeep during clashes between young Palestinians and IDF forces on mission, yet it later turned out that he was shot and died of his wounds.


According to the IDF Spokesperson's Unit, during a nighttime operation in Dura, Palestinians rioted and threw stones at the soldiers on site, and they responded with crowd-control measures. During the event, it was reported that a Palestinian was injured by gunfire. He was evacuated by a Red Crescent ambulance and later on died of his wounds. It was further stated that the IDF is investigating the circumstances behind the event.


Three months ago, a Palestinian was killed and two more were injured, one of them severely, in clashes with IDF soldiers in the Al-Fawar refugee camp south of Hebron. According to the Palestinians, they were hit by live rounds fired by IDF soldiers. The incident occurred one week before the arrival of US President Barack Obama to the region.


Itamar Fleishman contributed to this report.


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פרסום ראשון: 07.02.13, 10:32
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