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Palestinian shot and killed by settler

March 3, 2017 at 10:19 pm

A young Palestinian man was shot and killed by an Israeli settler in the southern occupied West Bank district of Hebron on Wednesday afternoon, the Israeli army reported.

An Israeli army spokesperson told Ma’an that an “attacker armed with a knife entered a house” in the illegal settlement outpost of Havat More in the Masafer Yatta area – also known as the South Hebron Hills – and stabbed a settler, injuring him lightly.

The settler then shot towards the Palestinian, the spokesperson added, killing him.

The spokesperson said that they were not aware of whether the Israeli army was investigating the case.

A relative told Ma’an that the slain Palestinian was 25-year-old Saadi Mahmoud Ali Qaisiya, from the village of Al-Dhahiriya west of Masafer Yatta.

Qaisiya is the tenth Palestinian to have been killed at the hands of Israelis since the start of the year. Six Israelis have been killed by Palestinians during the same time period.