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Palestinian killed during clashes with Israeli forces in Hebron

Sept. 22, 2015 1:19 A.M. (Updated: Sept. 23, 2015 5:46 P.M.)
A Palestinian youth throws back a tear gas canister fired by Israeli security forces during clashes outside the Ofer military prison, near the West Bank village of Betunia (AFP/Abbas Momani/File)
HEBRON (Ma'an) -- A 21-year-old Palestinian was killed during clashes with Israeli forces in the southern West Bank overnight Monday, with contradictory reports of how he died.

Palestinian security officials and a local popular committee spokesman,Ratib al-Jubour,said that Israeli forces shot dead Diyaa Abdul-Halim Talahmah, 21, during an Israeli raid near the southern Hebron village of Khursa.

The Israeli army alleged that he died after throwing an improvised explosive device that exploded prematurely.

An Israeli army spokesperson said Israeli forces received reports of a road which had been blockaded with rocks near the village of Khursa, and that when Israeli forces arrived at the scene they heard an explosion nearby and went to investigate, finding a body.

"Initial inquiries suggest the suspect attempted to hurl an IED at an army vehicle when it detonated," the spokesperson said.

Dozens of Palestinians have been injured, and many more detained over the past week, as Israeli forces clashed with Palestinians protesting across the West Bank and occupied East Jerusalem over entry restrictions at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound.

Tuesday evening marks the start of the Jewish holiday Yom Kippur and the eve of the Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday, which begins on Wednesday.

There have been concerns that tensions will increase during the religious holidays, particularly around the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound.

izzy / usa
hold on a minute. u mean that the non lethal weapons that Palestinians use against Israeli soldiers can actually kill someone?
22/09/2015 02:47
Billy / UCSA
You can clearly see that was smoke grenade probably shot at protestors..
22/09/2015 03:45
Molotov Cocktails kill / you try to kill--
you get killed--what is not clear about this?
22/09/2015 09:22
Brian Cohen / Israel
The Palestinians don't learn. Attack us and you may die. Make peace with us and you will live. The only way to an independent Palestinian state is through negotiations, not war crimes.
22/09/2015 14:17
@ Izzi / USA
-1- So Many Israelis Have Been Killed by Palestinian stones, either thrown at Israeli cars, from Palestinians cars, and sometimes both,
such that
-2- Israel should have toughened up it's anti-terrorism rules of engagement years ago !!
22/09/2015 21:37
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