Israeli forces kill Palestinian during West Bank riot

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Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian man during clashes with rioters near Hebron in the West Bank.

Imad Jawabreh, 22, died in an Israeli hospital on Nov. 11 after suffering bullet wounds to his chest.

He was one of about 150 Palestinian rioters who threw rocks and firebombs at Israeli soldiers and their vehicles, the Israeli military said. He reportedly was preparing to throw a pipe bomb when he was shot.

On Nov. 10, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a meeting with police and military officials to discuss security in the wake of two terrorist stabbing deaths that day — a soldier in Tel Aviv and a young woman waiting at a traffic junction in the West Bank.

At the meeting, Netanyahu ordered that a series of steps be taken, including increasing the number of security forces on the ground and moving forward on the demolition of terrorists’ homes.

On Nov. 11, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon, who was at the meeting, called on Israelis to be alert for more terror attacks and to avoid visiting the Temple Mount in order to de-escalate the situation. — jta