HEBRON, Occupied West Bank — Israeli soldiers opened fire on Palestinian demonstrators in a West Bank village today, killing one with a shot through the heart and wounding four others, Arab reports and hospital officials said.
The army confirmed that soldiers fatally shot one Arab and wounded four in clashes in the village of Shuyukh, northeast of the city of Hebron, bringing to at least 55 the number of Palestinians killed in the current unrest.
Two officers opened fire after more than 100 Shuyukh residents attacked an army patrol with stones and bottles, said an officer in Shuyukh.
Doctors at Alia Hospital in Hebron said a 25-year-old Shuyukh resident was killed by a shot that pierced the heart. The Palestine Press Service identified him as Ismail Mohammed Hussein and said he was 19.