Israeli troops shoot two Palestinians for 'driving at speed towards soldiers'

Israeli troops shoot two Palestinians for 'driving at speed towards soldiers'

Israeli solders shot at Palestinians (Stock image)

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Two Palestinians have been shot by Israeli troops as it is claimed they drove their vehicle at speed towards soldiers in the West Bank today (October 31).

One of the Palestinians was killed and the other wounded when the vehicle was hit four times, The Times of Israel reported.

The Israel Defence Forces is now conducting an investigation to find out whether there was a misunderstanding or if the car was being driven on purpose to hit the soldiers.

Local media says the Palestinian who was killed was Muhammad Abdallah Ali Musa who was driving at the time and the passenger who was wounded was his sister Latifah Musa.

A statement was given by the army which said: “A Palestinian vehicle suspiciously approached IDF soldiers near the village of Nabi Saleh.

“The soldiers perceived the vehicle as a threat and consequently fired toward it in order to stop it."

Musa was declared dead after he was taken to Petah Tikva’s Beilinson Hospital, according to a spokesperson for the hospital.

The Israel Defence Forces said that Latifah has been taken to a Palestinian hospital in the West Bank and is being treated by local medics.

No Israeli soldiers were injured in the incident.

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