- An Israeli security man guarding the West Bank separation
fence on Friday evening shot to death a 17-year-old Palestinian near the
village of Beit Lakiya.
- The teenagers and his friends were throwing stones at
the guards as they entered a parking where heavy vehicles used for the
construction of the fence are parked.
- Witnesses reported that after one of the guards opened
fire and injured the Palestinian, they did not allow village residents
to get close to him. When the ambulance arrived at the scene, he was already
- The guard was arrested and his rifle confiscated by the
Givat Ze'ev police.
- Medics at Ramallah Hospital confirmed they had the body
of a Palestinian youth shot in the chest at the site but would not give
- The teenager was later identified as Mahyoub Asi, the
son of the village's head of the popular committee, Ahmed Asi, whose son
was killed by IDF fire at the beginning of the 2000 intifada.
- Several hours earlier, four Israel Defense Forces troops
were lightly wounded when an explosive device went off near their patrol
jeep along the security fence in southern Gaza. The soldiers were rushed
to hospital for medical treatment.
- Earlier on Friday, at least seven Palestinians as well
as an IDF soldier and a Border Policeman were injured during clashes during
a protest against the separation fence near the village of Bil'in.
- One Palestinian was in critical condition after being
hit by a rubber-coated bullet in his head. A second Palestinian sustained
a rubber-coated bullet to his stomach and was in moderate condition,
- The IDF claimed the Palestinian youths threw fire-bombs
at the force but Palestinians denied the allegations, saying that it was
the IDF troops who prevented the Palestinians from entering the village
using tear gas.
- The protest was held to mark a year for the ruling by
the International Court of Justice at the Hague against the separation
fence. Many Palestinian dignitaries, including former Palestinian presidential
candidate Mustafa Barghouti, took part in the protest.
- Militants fire missile at troops in Gaza Palestinians
fired an anti-tank missile at Israel Defense Forces troops near the Gaza
Strip settlement of Neveh Dekalim on Friday morning, Israel Radio reported.
There were no injuries reported.
- Before dawn Friday, IDF troops arrested 10 wanted Palestinian
suspects in the West Bank, the radio said.
- Palestinian militants opened fire on the troops during
their raid in Jenin, where the soldiers arrested three wanted Islamic Jihad
- In Hebron, soldiers arrested three wanted Jihad activists
and four Palestinians suspected of supplying Palestinian terror groups
with weapons, according to the report.
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