Palestinian shot dead after he threw stones at Israeli cars: Medics, army

According to an official statement, Palestinians will hold a general strike to honor the death of Ahmad Manasra, 26 years old, killed Wednesday by Israeli forces at the entrance to the city of Al-Khader, south of Bethlehem.

Kamil Hamid said on Thursday that Israeli troops in the adjacent village of Al-Khader fired at a vehicle and wounded the driver the previous night.

Israeli forces on Tuesday killed the alleged assailant near the West Bank city of Ramallah after he opened fire at troops who had come to arrest him, Israel's Shin Bet security service said.

The Palestinian man was dead upon arrival at Beit Jala Hospital.

A Palestinian was killed by Israeli gunfire in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian medics said, and the military announced on Thursday that a soldier had discharged his weapon and it was reviewing the incident. As Manasra was returning to his vehicle, the Israeli soldiers shot and killed him, he said.

The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said its medics rushed to the scene, but the soldiers stopped them, and refused to allow them to reach the two Palestinians, before the army moved their corpses to Huwwara military base, south of Nablus.

In what appeared to be a separate incident, the Palestinian Health Ministry said two more Palestinians were shot dead by Israeli soldiers near the Palestinian city of Nablus.

  • Tracy Klein