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Israeli forces shoot dead Palestinian at Gush Etzion

Jan. 14, 2015 10:19 P.M. (Updated: Jan. 16, 2015 8:34 P.M.)
HEBRON (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces opened fire at two Palestinians near the Gush Etzion Junction between Bethlehem and Hebron in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday evening, killing one.

Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told Ma'an that two Palestinians "were involved in a criminal incident" in the area, and one was shot by Israeli soldiers after he attempted to flee the area.

The man was "injured seriously and died in the evening," he told Ma'an, adding that the other was arrested.

Israeli news website Israel National News, which is known for its right-wing leanings, said that incident occurred as the 30-year-old victim was "attempting to steal a car in the parking lot of the Rami Levy supermarket branch" in the area.

The supermarket, while located inside the Jewish-only settlement, is located immediately beside the junction and is thus open to Palestinians as well.

The Israeli news site said that military police had launched an investigation into the incident.
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