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Israeli troops shoot, injure Palestinian teen at flying checkpoint
Published Saturday 15/02/2014 (updated) 19/02/2014 16:36
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NABLUS (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces on Saturday opened fire at a vehicle traveling on a main road near an Israeli settlement south of Nablus, injuring a 17-year-old Palestinian girl, security sources said.

Palestinian security sources told Ma'an that Israeli troops operating a flying checkpoint near the illegal settlement of Yitzhar fired at a Palestinian car that allegedly refused to stop at the soldiers' request.

A bullet hit Nahad Kamal Aqil in the thigh, and she was taken to a nearby hospital, the sources said, adding that the teen is a resident of Kafr Qaddum in the northern West Bank.

Israeli troops detained the driver of the car, the sources said.

An army spokeswoman said that the Israeli border police was responsible for the area where the incident occurred.

A border police spokesman did not return calls seeking comment.

Israeli forces maintain severe restrictions on Palestinians' freedom of movement in the West Bank through a combination of fixed checkpoints, flying checkpoints, roads forbidden to Palestinians but open to Jewish settlers, and various other physical obstructions.

At any given time there are about 100 permanent Israeli checkpoints in the West Bank, while surprise flying checkpoints often number into the hundreds.

The internationally recognized Palestinian territories of which the West Bank and East Jerusalem form a part have been occupied by the Israeli military since 1967.
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1 ) Jordan / Palestine
15/02/2014 14:07
No question that Israel is doing everything possible to provoke Palestinians and derail Kerry talks. There are more shootings, beatings, assaults, brutality, illegal settlements, home demolitions and no doubt why they are happening now. The right wing extremist govt. has lost all moral bearing and so have many of I's supporters.

2 ) JoeUSA / USA
15/02/2014 22:29
Trigger happy. Shoot and ask questions later , is not a sustainable policy.

3 ) Michael Collins / EiRA
16/02/2014 01:10
Another teenager scarred for life, when will this brutality end? IDF, Border Police, all with fingers on the trigger, ready to shoot. Guilty until proven innocent, notches on a weapon, why does the world not speak out?

4 ) Michael Collins / EiRA
16/02/2014 01:13
Another teenager scarred for life, another life ruined, when will this brutality end. IDF, Border Police, all with fingers ready on the trigger. Guilty until proven innocent, notches on a weapon. Why does the world not speak out?
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