Israeli soldier killed by stone throwing in the West Bank

Israeli soldiers in the village of Yabad, near Jenin, on May 12, 2020 after the announcement of the death of one of them, killed by a stone throw. JAAFAR ASHTIYEH / AFP

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The soldier was reportedly hit in the head by a rock thrown at him by a Palestinian in the northern occupied West Bank.


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Sergeant Amit Ben Ygal, 21, was hit in the head "  this morning during an operation near the village of Yabad, west of Jenin  " in the northern occupied West Bank, army said. in a press release this Tuesday.


A military spokesperson told Agence France-Presse (AFP) that the projectile had been fired by a Palestinian, but did not give further details on the incident. According to Israeli media reports, the soldiers were on hand to arrest the house where the projectile was launched.

The attack occurred on the eve of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's visit to Jerusalem, who is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Speaker of Parliament Benny Gantz before the inauguration of the new government. union , Thursday.

A regular theater of violence

The occupied West Bank , home to some 2.7 million Palestinians and approximately 400,000 Israelis in settlements deemed illegal by international law, is regularly the scene of violence.

(with AFP)

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