AFP: Palestinian shot dead after stone-throwing at Israeli cars: medics, army21 March 2019 | 01:08 | FOCUS News Agency
The Palestinian health ministry said Ahmed Manasara, 26, was shot dead near a checkpoint close to Bethlehem, without providing further details.
The Israeli military said that a soldier had "opened fire after identifying rocks being thrown at Israeli vehicles."
"The incident will be examined," the army said in a statement early Thursday.
Official Palestinian news agency Wafa said Manasara was in the car when he was shot dead, with another Palestinian in the car seriously wounded.
Manasara's death comes a day after two Palestinians were killed in clashes near Nablus as tensions in the West Bank rose ahead of the April 9 general elections in Israel.
Palestinian attacks against Israeli soldiers and settlers occur sporadically in the West Bank, under Israeli occupation since the 1967 Six-Day War.
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