IDF Launches Probe of Palestinians Said to Have Charged at Troops

A picture taken from the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights shows an Israeli soldier monitoring the Syrian Druze village of Hader, in the Syrian side of the strategic plateau, on June 16, 2015.
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The Times of Israel reports: The IDF’s Military Police Investigative Unit opened an official investigation into the shooting death Friday of a Palestinian man after he allegedly charged at troops in a guard post near the West Bank settlement of Ofra, north of Ramallah.

Preliminary reports say the suspect most likely did not pose a threat to the soldiers, according to Haaretz and Channel 10.

Palestinian medical officials say Silwad resident Iyad Hamad, 38, a father of three, was shot in the back. Hamad is said to have suffered from mental illness and was receiving psychiatric treatment, Hebrew media reported.

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