Skip to comments.IDF Probes Death of PA Arab Rioter
Posted on 12/10/2011 4:25:46 PM PST by Eleutheria5
The IDF is investigating the death of a PA Arab rioter after he was hit by a tear gas cannister while hurling rocks at IDF soldiers during a riot at the Arab village of Nabi Saleh in Samaria on Friday.
The riot erupted as part of a weekly protest that stems from what residents of the village insist is the illegal confiscation of Arab land. A statement from the IDF Spokesperson's Office said Friday, "100 Palestinians protested in Nabi Saleh and hurled rocks at the security forces, who responded with crowd dispersal methods. We received a report that one of the rioters was injured in the head. He was treated and evacuated by an IDF force to an Israeli hospital. The incident is being investigated."
Witnesses said Mustafa Tamimi, one of the prominent protesters and a resident of the village, was hurt when the back of and IDF patrol vehicle opened and IDF soldiers shot a tear gas cannister out of the back. Tamimi was standing several yards away and was allegedly hit in the head and seriously hurt by the tear gas cannister. He died Saturday at Rabin Medical Center in Petach Tikva. Rioters claimed that four other people were slightly wounded in clashes with IDF soldiers.
PA government spokesman Rassan Khatib called on the international community to "stop the Israeli army's brutal acts against nonviolent Palestinian protesters."
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At least they didn’t hit an innocent bystander.
One less terrorist.
And the downside is?
Yep. He’s dead.
well, they could have a case if the canister careened off the now dead pali terrorist, and ricocheted into an innocent bystander. I’d say that the injured innocent bystander would have the RIGHT to sue the dead pali terrorist’s estate.
I bet he was really killed by a rock. Friendly fire.
Sort of likie investigating the death of a rabid wolf run over by a truck. Why bother?