Palestinian youth killed by soldiers in West Bank

Army says was attacked by dozens of residents

24 October, 11:11

    (ANSAmed) - TEL AVIV, OCTOBER 24 - A 24-year-old Palestinian, Mohammed Bisharat, was shot and killed last night in the West Bank village Tammun, WAFA reported on Wednesday.

    The incident occurred during clashes between local residents and the Israeli police, the Palestinian news agency said, adding that other residents were injured and suffered tear gas intoxication. The Israeli military spokesman confirmed that an army unit had been engaged in operations in Tammun.

    The soldiers, the spokesman said, had to deal with about 50 Palestinians who threw stones and shot fireworks at them.

    ''Our troops,'' the spokesman said, ''responded by making use of means of dispersion and live munitions.'' (ANSAmed).

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