[an error occurred while processing this directive]
BBC News
watch One-Minute World News
Last Updated: Wednesday, 15 February 2006, 10:29 GMT
Disabled Jenin man shot by troops
A young Palestinian man with learning disabilities has been shot dead by Israeli troops near the West Bank town of Jenin, Palestinian officials said.

Mujahid al-Simadi, 20, was shot through the chest during a raid to arrest militants.

The Israeli military said its soldiers had seen a "suspect armed with a weapon who was threatening them".

A 12-year-old boy was shot dead in the Jenin refugee camp three months ago during a stone-throwing protest.

Local residents said Mujahid al-Simadi had gone up to the troops with a toy gun and shouted that they should leave the village.

He was among a number of children who had surrounded a house occupied by Israeli soldiers and began to throw stones, Palestinian security sources said.

The soldiers opened fire from the house and Mujahid al-Simadi hit in the chest and died immediately, they said.

On Monday, Israeli troops shot and killed a 25-year-old Gaza woman near the border fence between the territory and Israel.

Israel and the Palestinians



Palestinian women sit on a roof top of the home of a Palestinian family in Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip on 20 November 2006. Human shields
Palestinians adopt a new tactic to deter Israeli attacks, but this is a high-risk strategy





Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific