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Israeli soldiers open fire on handcuffed Palestinian

Israeli media sources have confirmed that an Israeli soldier shot and killed a handcuffed Palestinian youth on Tuesday morning (14.09.2010) in the city of Tel Aviv.

Israel's Channel Two television station confirmed that police forces detained four Palestinian youths in Tel Aviv during the early hours of Tuesday morning under suspicion of involvement in stealing an Israeli vehicle. One of the youths was killed and another managed to escape while the remaining two were detained by the authorities of the Israeli occupation. According to the television station, "during the arrest, the sound of gun fire was heard then one of the handcuffed detainees fell after being shot in the upper part of his body. He died shortly afterwards."

According to Channel Two, the Israeli police officer who opened fired on the youth has claimed that the bullet "was shot accidentally from his weapon" and hit the 18 year old Palestinian youth in his back killing him on impact.

Source: Quds Press

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