Israeli troops shoot Palestinian terrorist throwing stones near Rachel’s tombBy Mason White 6:13 PM January 1, 2014
By: Debbie Gross
A Palestinian man was hospitalized after being shot by Israeli troops.
The Israeli military said that the man was throwing stones near Rachel’s tomb when he was shot.
Rachel’s tomb is located in the Palestinian controlled city of Bethlehem, right next to Jerusalem. However, the tomb itself is under Israeli control.
This was not the first time that a Palestinian terrorist was shot by the Israeli military.
As we reported earlier, a Palestinian terrorist was killed after he rammed a tractor into an Israeli army base in the Israeli controlled West Bank, according to Israeli military officials.
An Israeli military spokesperson said that troops shot dead a Palestinian after he drove a mechanical digger through the gate of a military base near Jerusalem, on Thursday.
Photos of the incident show a yellow bulldozer pushed against an armored military patrol vehicle at the base between Jerusalem and the West Bank city of Ramallah.
“A Palestinian, who posed an immediate threat to the lives of the soldiers nearby, was killed after being shot by troops,” the spokesperson said.
Peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians resumed in late July after three years of stagnation, but there has been no sign of a breakthrough and violent incidents have been increasing in recent months.
Eight other Palestinians were shot dead by Israeli soldiers and three Israelis have died in clashes and shootings since July.