A Palestinian teenager was shot and killed by an IDF (Israeli Defense Force) troop early today (July 3, 2015) near the Qalandiya checkpoint between Jerusalem and Ramallah, after the youth threw stones at a military vehicle, according to the Times of Israel website.
The Israeli Defense Forces said troops driving a vehicle near the West Bank village of al-Ram, north of Jerusalem, came under a hail of stones and boulders, which shattered their windshield.
The soldiers exited the vehicle and called to the stone-throwers to stop, firing a warning shot in the air. When the attack continued, the troops opened fire.
According to Israeli media reports, the Palestinian teen, named as Muhammad al-Kasbeh, 17, was shot by the commander of the Binyamin Brigade, Col. Yisrael Shomer, who was traveling in the military jeep.