IDF Mistakenly Kills 15-Year Old Palestinian Responding to Rock Throwing Attack

With a Palestinian flag to his back an Israeli soldier rides in an armored personnel carrier April 1, 2002 in the outskirts of the West Bank town of Qalqilia. I
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The Jerusalem Post reports:

The IDF mistakenly killed a 15-year old Palestinian teen and mistakenly injured another Palestinian who where near a violent incident of stone throwing along Route 443 in the West Bank late Monday night.

“A preliminary investigation showed that they were close to the scene but were not involved in the violence,” an IDF spokeswoman said on Tuesday morning.

The teen who was killed was later identified as Mahmoud Badran from Beit Ur al-Tahta, which is located in the area of both Ramallah and Route 443.

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