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.

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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