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Palestinian shot dead after he threw stones at Israeli cars: Medics, army

File photo of Israeli soldiers. Photograph:( Reuters )

AFP Jerusalem, Israel Mar 21, 2019, 10.22 AM (IST)

A Palestinian was shot dead late Wednesday in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian medical sources said, with the Israeli army saying a soldier opened fire after Israeli cars were stoned.

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."