Palestinian gunned down by Israeli army in West Bank

WEST BANK- A raid carried out by the Israeli army where a Palestinian was shot dead during a raid in occupied West Bank, they said the man threw a rock at the soldier and the solider fired back.

The Palestinian Information Ministry said Israeli forces had killed Ezz El-Deen al-Tamimi, 21, in “cold blood”.

The Israeli military released a statement on Wednesday, they said more than 10 Palestinians tried to disrupt a force carrying out arrests in the village of Nabi Saleh and that one of them threw a rock at a soldier, striking him in the head.

“The soldier responded by firing at the Palestinian, who was wounded and given medical treatment at the scene,” it said. “He was treated at the scene and he was later declared dead. None of our troops were hurt. The incident will be investigated.”

The Palestinian Information Ministry responded in their own statement and said,  “The execution of Tamimi in cold blood, with three bullets at close range, proves how much our people are in need of international protection against the Israeli war machine.”

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