Israeli forces kill 3 Palestinians, injure at least 78 others in clashes

19 Dec 2015   Israel

Israeli forces on Friday shot and killed three Palestinians and wounded at least 78 others in clashes that raged across the occupied Palestinian territories for a second straight day, according to officials and local reports. Forces killed a Palestinian driver they accused of trying to ram his car into a group of Israeli soldiers. Israeli police spokeswoman Luba Samri said the assailant sped toward forces engaged in clashes with protesters in the town of Silwad, near the West Bank city of Ramallah. Samri said the Israeli forces took cover behind concrete blocks and fatally shot the driver. She said no Israelis were wounded. The alleged attack was the second to take place on Friday. In the earlier attack, which occurred at a West Bank checkpoint, the suspected assailant was wounded and subsequently arrested. Palestinians in occupied territories need protection Clashes on Friday between Israeli forces and Palestinian protesters occurred […]

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