Palestinian killed in West Bank by Israeli gunfire: Palestinian medics

Clay Curtis
March 22, 2019

Ahmad Manasra was in the auto behind and got out of his vehicle to help the wounded man, but was shot in the abdomen. The military said it was investigating the incident, which comes amid heightened tensions in the West Bank.

It said in a short press statement that a Palestinian was shot in the chest and shoulder by Israeli soldiers as he was in a vehicle at an Israeli army roadblock at the entrance to Bethlehem.

It gave no details about the circumstances of the night-time shooting.

The Israeli military said a soldier stationed at a military post near Bethlehem identified rocks being thrown at Israeli vehicles and in response fired his weapon.

The Palestinian Health Ministry identified them as 21-year-old Raed Hamadan and 20-year-old Zeid Nouri. An Israeli army spokeswoman said the report was being looked into.

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