IDF troops shot a Palestinian teen Friday night who was suspected of hurling rocks at vehicles on a highway west of Ramallah in the West Bank.
The teen was moderately injured outside the West Bank village of Nil’in, Palestinian media reported.
Palestinian media identified the teen as 15-year-old Utbah Jiad Amirah.
Amirah received medical treatment on site and taken to a hospital under arrest, Hebrew website Ynet reported.
الفتى عتبة عميرة 15 عاما الذي اعتقلته قوات الاحتلال عقب إصابته بالرصاص قبل قليل، عند مدخل بلدة نعلين غرب رام الله. pic.twitter.com/oHTlqrEQxn
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Earlier on Friday evening, a Border Police officer was lightly wounded when he was hit by a rock thrown at him by Palestinians during a protest against the security barrier near Nil’in. The officer was taken to the Sheba Hospital for treatment.
Border Police officers also stopped a Palestinian Friday evening near the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron who raised their suspicions. A search of the man’s person found he was carrying a concealed knife. The suspect was taken into custody.
Police are investigating the incident and suspect that the man, a resident of the Palestinian village of Yatta, was planning to carry out a stabbing attack against security forces or worshipers at the site.