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Israeli troops kill Palestinian throwing fire-bomb, military says

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JERUSALEM, Oct 14 (Reuters) – Israeli troopers shot and killed a Palestinian man who was throwing fire-bombs at vehicles close to a Jewish settlement within the occupied West Bank on Thursday, the military stated.

The Palestinian liaison workplace confirmed the person was killed and that one other Palestinian was arrested by the troops. It supplied no additional particulars.

The military wrote on Twitter that the 2 suspects hurled a fire-bomb at a highway resulting in an Israeli settlement bloc close to the Palestinian metropolis of Bethlehem, endangering drivers.

Soldiers close by acted “in order to thwart the threat,” the military stated, and opened hearth on the two males. One of the 2 was wounded and acquired medical remedy on the scene however succumbed to his wounds, the military stated. The different man was arrested.

Israel captured the West Bank within the 1967 Middle East War, together with the Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem. Palestinians need these territories for an impartial state. U.S.-brokered peace talks between the perimeters collapsed in 2014.

Reporting by Maayan Lubell in Jerusalem and Nidal al-Mugrabi in Gaza; enhancing by Jonathan Oatis

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