facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Clashes erupt in Hebron over teen shooting

Dec. 13, 2012 at 9:00 AM   |   Comments

HEBRON, West Bank, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Five people were hurt Thursday in Israeli-Palestinian clashes in Hebron, West Bank, as Palestinians protested the fatal shooting of a teen by Israeli soldiers.

Israeli military forces fired tear gas at Palestinians, sending five demonstrators to the hospital, and detained four young people, described as between the ages of 8 and 14, the Palestinians Ma'an News Agency said.

The confrontations began overnight between residents and Israeli soldiers deployed to the area after an Israeli border guard shot and killed a Palestinian teenager in Hebron's Old City Wednesday. Israeli police said the 16-year-old victim appeared to be carrying a fake pistol.

"Initial findings are that he had a fake pistol that he pointed at the officers at the time of the incident," police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told Ma'an Wednesday.

Israeli broadcaster Arutz Sheva said the protesters threw rocks and bottles at Israeli soldiers, whose response included firing tear gas.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
North Korea publicly executes 10 people for watching South Korean soap operas North Korea publicly executes 10 people for watching South Korean soap operas
2
France holds up delivery of warships to Russia France holds up delivery of warships to Russia
3
Ex-Navy SEAL probed over bin Laden revelations Ex-Navy SEAL probed over bin Laden revelations
4
Father upset over Islam history lesson barred from school over threats Father upset over Islam history lesson barred from school over threats
5
Russia completes helicopter deliveries to Afghanistan Russia completes helicopter deliveries to Afghanistan
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback