Palestinian teen killed as IDF troops respond to rock-throwing attack

Marcy Oster

JERUSALEM (JTA) — A Palestinian teen suspected of being involved in a rock throwing attack on Israeli cars was killed when Israeli troops fired in the direction of the attackers.

The death of the teen early on Tuesday morning occurred after three people, an Israeli man and two foreign tourists, were injured when rocks hit their car traveling near Jerusalem on Route 443. Several cars were damaged in the attack. Oil reportedly had been poured on the road to increase the likelihood of a car accident along with the rocks and firebombs that were hurled at the cars.

In addition to the killed Palestinian teen, three others were injured, according to the Palestinian Maan news agency. The teens denied being involved in the incident, telling Maan that they were returning from a swim in a nearby Palestinian village.

The dead teen was identified by Maan as  Mahmoud Badran, 15, from the village of Beit Ur al-Tahta, located west of Ramallah.

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