Israeli troops kill Palestinian stone-thrower in W.Bank

Since October violence in Israel and the Palestinian territories has killed at least 209 Palestinians, 32 Israelis, two Americans, an Eritrean and a SudaneseIsraeli troops shot dead a Palestinian and wounded two others between the West Bank villages of Beit Sira and Beit Ur early Tuesday, Palestinian security officials told AFP. The army said that troops shot two men, “after a number of Palestinians hurled rocks and Molotov cocktails at moving vehicles near the village of Beit Sira on route 443”. Israeli media reported that several vehicles had been damaged and two drivers lightly injured by glass from shattered windscreens as the Palestinians threw bottles and heavy stones at traffic.

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