Israeli IDF officer shoots and kills 17-year-old Palestinian throwing stones at his car

Mohammed Kasba, 17, was shot at the scene close to the Qalandiya checkpoint on Friday 3 July. He died of his wounds at a Ramallah hospital.

Louis Dore
Saturday 04 July 2015 00:54
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Palestinians use a ladder to climb over the separation barrier with Israel on their way to pray at the Al-Aqsa Mosque on the third Friday of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, in Al-Ram, north of Jerusalem, Friday, 26 June 2015
Palestinians use a ladder to climb over the separation barrier with Israel on their way to pray at the Al-Aqsa Mosque on the third Friday of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, in Al-Ram, north of Jerusalem, Friday, 26 June 2015

A senior Israeli military official has shot and killed a 17-year-old Palestinian who was one of a group pelting his car with stones.

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said that several Palestinians were throwing stones at the vehicle. They are reported to have crossed the separation wall to enter Jerusalem to pray at the al-Aqsa mosque.

It is reported by the International Business Times that the brigade commander Israel Shomer exited the jeep and opened fire on the Palestinians.

Mohammed Kasba, 17, was shot at the scene close to the Qalandiya checkpoint on Friday 3 July. He died of his wounds at a Ramallah hospital.

Hundreds of Palestinians from Qalandiya refugee camp gathered at the Palestine Medical Center to mourn his death.

Israeli forces deployed in large numbers around Qalandiya checkpoint following the killing.

A IDF spokesperson said that forces called Kasba to halt and fired warning shots in the air, and once he continued throwing stones at close range, forces fired towards him.

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