Palestinian Rioter Killed by IDF Near Beit Lechem

YERUSHALAYIM -

During rioting near Beit Lechem on Monday night, IDF forces shot and killed a Palestinian youth who had been leading attacks on the soldiers, the military said.

The IDF said the incident occurred during a “violent riot” in which hundreds of Palestinians threw rocks at security forces in the Beit Lechem-area village of Tuqua, near the Jewish community of Tekoa in the Etzion Bloc.

“Due to the extent of violence, Border Police fired 0.22-caliber rounds toward the main violence instigator, resulting in his death,” an army spokeswoman said.

The Tuqua municipality identified the youth as 17-year-old Qusay Hussein Umour.