Palestinian throwing rocks at cars shot to death by Israeli soldiers

Marcy Oster

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian who was part of a group throwing rocks at cars near the Tapuach Junction in the northern West Bank.

The Israel Defense Forces soldiers called out to the group to stop throwing the rocks, which were endangering civilians, and then fired warning shots, the IDF spokesman’s office said. When the Palestinians refused to stop, the IDF troops responded with direct fire.

One of the Palestinians in the group was injured by the direct fire. He was treated at the scene but died of his injuries, according to the IDF.

A Military Police investigation has been opened into the incident, according to the IDF.

The Palestinian Maan news agency identified the dead Palestinian as Imam Jamil Dweikat, a resident of Beita, located near Nablus. The Maan report said his age was unclear, but identified him as a “youth.” A second Palestinian, age 19, was injured in the incident, according to Maan.