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Young Palestinian shot dead by Israeli troops near Hebron

March 13, 2013 11:26 A.M. (Updated: March 15, 2013 2:45 P.M.)
HEBRON (Ma’an) – A young Palestinian man was shot dead Tuesday evening by Israeli forces during clashes in al-Fawwar refugee camp near Hebron.

Medical sources at Abu al-Hasan al-Qasim Hospital in Yatta confirmed that 25-year-old Mahmoud Adel Faris al-Teiti was brought to hospital with a head injury.

They said he was shot by expanding "dum dum" bullets.

Two other young men were shot and injured by live ammunition and six were hit by rubber-coated bullets.

Mahmoud Shadafan was hit in the stomach and 25-year-old Rami al-Krunz, in the foot, Red Crescent official Nasser Qabaja told Ma'an.

Al-Krunz was evacuated to Abu al-Hasan al-Qasim Hospital, while Shadafan was taken to al-Ahli Hospital in Hebron.

Clashes erupted when Israeli forces raided the camp. Israeli soldiers fired live ammunition and tear gas after local youths threw stones at them, Qabaja said.

Citing the results of an initial investigation, an Israeli military spokeswoman said the troops had been attacked with fire-bombs on a nearby road and pursued the assailants into Fawwar, where they encountered the stone-throwers.

"Feeling a threat to their lives, they (the soldiers) fired toward the assaulters," the spokeswoman said, confirming that a Palestinian was killed in the shooting.

Reuters contributed to this report.
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