Rock-throwing Palestinian teens killed in violent clashes with IDF

Two Palestinian teens who “posed a threat” to Israeli soldiers were killed in clashes with the IDF.

By: AP

Two Palestinian teens were killed in clashes with the IDF on Thursday, Palestinian health officials said.

The Palestinian Health Ministry said 16-year-old Amir Abu Musaed was shot in the chest in unrest along Gaza’s border fence with Israel. Witnesses said two dozen people approached the fence, setting a tire on fire and throwing stones.

The Israeli military said “violent riots” took place along the border fence and that after firing warning shots into the air, troops opened fire at three protesters who “posed a threat” to the security fence and to soldiers.

In Judea and Samaria, the Health Ministry said Ali Omar, 16, was shot in the head with live fire in clashes near the city of Nablus (Shechem). Naser Qados, Omar’s cousin, said soldiers who had erected a checkpoint at the entrance to a village opened fire on protesters who were throwing stones at them.

The IDF said forces were conducting searches in a neighboring village for the suspect behind the shooting death this week of a 35-year-old father of six when Palestinians hurled a “massive” amount of rocks at them. Soldiers fired at the “main instigator,” the army said.

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