Stone throwing instigator shot & killed by Israel Border Police near Bethlehem


Ma’an News Agency reports the 17 yr-old Palestinian stone thrower was shot 3 times in the chest during clashes with Border Police in the village of Tuqu.



Border Police officers shot and killed a Palestinian stone-thrower during clashes near Bethlehem in the West Bank on Monday.

“Hundreds of rioters hurled rocks at the security forces in the area,” an Israeli military spokeswoman said. “Due to the extent of the violence, border police fired 0.22 calibre rounds towards a main violent instigator, resulting in his death.”

Israel Police next to Palestinian Red Crescent ambulance – Photo: ABBAS MOMANI/AFP

According to the Ma’an News Agency, 17-year-old Qusay Hasna al-Umour was shot in the chest three times during clashes in the village of Tuqu.

Ma’an also reported that four other Palestinians were shot during the clashes.

The Palestinian Red Crescent claimed that al-Umour was detained for an unspecified amount of time after he was shot before he was handed over to the Palestinian paramedics for treatment.

Reuters contributed to this report.


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