Israel investigating death of Palestinian boy shot by troops
The Israeli military said it has launched an investigation into the deadly shooting of a 12-year-old Palestinian boy who residents say was killed by army fire as he traveled in a car with his father in the southern West Bank.
In a statement, the military said that senior commanding officers and military police — which investigate suspected misconduct by troops — were looking into Wednesday's incident.
The shooting took place in Beit Ummar, a town near the city of Hebron.
The military said that soldiers fired at a car that failed to stop at a checkpoint after they fired warning shots.
The army said they tried to halt the car but when it didn't respond they fired at the vehicle, fatally shooting the boy, Mohammed al-Alami, in the chest. The Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed the boy's death.
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