Palestinian arrested, shot by Israeli troops for throwing stones and hammer at bus

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent

Damage to a bus, following a stone-throwing attack by Palestinians on the Route 55 highway, near the West Bank town of Azzun. (Courtesy)
Damage to a bus, following a stone-throwing attack by Palestinians on the Route 55 highway, near the West Bank town of Azzun. (Courtesy)

Israeli troops shot and arrested a Palestinian suspect who allegedly hurled stones and a hammer toward an Israeli bus on the Route 55 highway in the West Bank.

The Israel Defense Forces says troops of the 636th Combat Intelligence Collection Battalion stationed near the Palestinian town of Azzun opened fire at the suspect and then arrested him.

The bus is damaged in the attack, but no injuries are reported.

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