Palestinian Killed in Rioting Near Chevron

YERUSHALAYIM -
Israeli border police officers stand in front of stone-throwing Palestinians during clashes in Dura, near Chevron, after the funeral of Mahmoud Titi on Wednesday. (REUTERS)
Israeli border police officers stand in front of stone-throwing Palestinians during clashes in Dura, near Chevron, after the funeral of Mahmoud Titi on Wednesday. (REUTERS)

After being assaulted with stones and firebombs, Israeli troops opened fire on a Palestinian mob and killed a 25-year-old man on Tuesday in Fuwar, near Chevron.

Citing the results of an initial investigation, an Israeli military spokeswoman said the troops had been attacked with fire-bombs on a nearby road and pursued the assailants into Fuwar, where they encountered the stone-throwers.

“Feeling a threat to their lives, they (the soldiers) fired toward the assaulters,” the spokeswoman said, confirming that a Palestinian was killed in the shooting.

The deceased was identified as Mahmoud Titi, 25. He was evacuated to a hospital where he later died. Palestinian medical sources said that was injured by a bullet to his upper body. Two other Palestinians were injured from IDF live fire they were taken to hospitals in Chevron and Bita.

A Palestinian prepares to throw stones at Israeli troops. (REUTERS)
A Palestinian prepares to throw stones at Israeli troops. (REUTERS)