Palestinian killed in West Bank in bid to grab soldier’s gun
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Palestinian killed in West Bank in bid to grab soldier’s gun

PA medical sources say protester shot dead in clashes near Hebron; 3 others said hurt in Gaza riots

Palestinian protesters wave their national flag during clashes with members of the Israeli security forces in the West Bank city of Tulkarem on November 12, 2015. (Jaafar Ashtiyeh/AFP)
Palestinian protesters wave their national flag during clashes with members of the Israeli security forces in the West Bank city of Tulkarem on November 12, 2015. (Jaafar Ashtiyeh/AFP)

A Palestinian was shot dead by IDF troops on Friday evening as he tried to snatch a soldier’s weapon near the West Bank city of Ramallah.

The man was identified as a 23-year-old from the village of Budrus, Army Radio said.

The Palestinian Health Ministry statement announced “the death of a young man, Lafi Yusuf Awad, 22 years old, from the village of Budrus in the district of Ramallah, by a bullet from Israeli forces.” It made no mention of the attempted theft of the gun.

Earlier in the day, a Palestinian was shot dead in clashes with troops in Hebron, hospital sources said.

Hassan al-Bo, 21, died in hospital after he was shot by live ammunition, an official at al-Ahli Hospital in Hebron said. He was said to be a resident of Halhul, a village north of Hebron.

Also Friday, a Palestinian teenager in Hebron succumbed to his wounds after being shot by troops in clashes Thursday.

According to Israeli media, Palestinians were rioting in several locations across the West Bank late Friday. Aside from Hebron, there were disturbances near Ramallah, Tulkarm, Qalqilya, Rachel’s Tomb in Bethlehem and at several West Bank junctions.

In the Gaza Strip, Palestinians confronted IDF troops near the coastal plain’s northern and southern borders with Israel. According to Palestinian sources, three people were wounded in the clashes.

More than 200 Palestinians were treated during clashes on Friday, the Palestinian Red Crescent said, the majority after inhaling tear gas.

The fighting in Hebron occurred as two Palestinians carried out a deadly terror attack south of the city, near the settlement of Otniel. Two Israelis — a man in his 40s and his teenage son — were killed in the attack, and five other family members were wounded by gunfire or treated for shock.

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