Israeli troops critically wound Palestinian
Israeli forces shot and critically wounded a Palestinian in the West Bank, officials said Wednesday.
Israeli forces shot and critically wounded a Palestinian in the West Bank on Wednesday, medical officials told AFP.
Twenty-year-old Ali Mahmud Safi was shot in the chest after throwing rocks at soldiers near the Jelazoun refugee camp, an army spokeswoman told AFP. The official said troops tried to disperse a crowd of about 50 Palestinians throwing rocks at the army, and when that didn't work, fired on the rioters.
"Upon their refusal to vacate the area and refrain from further violence the forces fired a .22 calibre round toward a main instigator and a hit was confirmed," she said.
The shooting comes on the same day Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won a fourth term in the Israeli elections. Palestinians have expressed disappointment at the victor, who said he would not allow a two-state solution to the conflict in Gaza.
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