Palestinian man throws bomb at IDF soldiers, shot dead

The Qalandia refugee camp. Credit: Heinrich Böll Stiftung via Wikimedia Commons.

( A Palestinian man threw an explosive device at Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers while they were conducting an arrest operation on Tuesday morning in the Qalandia refugee camp north of Jerusalem. The man, identified as 20-year-old Mahmoud Adwan, was subsequently shot dead by the soldiers.

“Special forces came under attack in [an] overnight operation in Qalandia,” IDF spokesman Lt.-Col. Peter Lerner posted on Twitter. “In the exchange one terrorist was killed and another wounded and detained.”

After the incident, dozens of Palestinians in Qalandia hurled stones at Israeli security forces, Haaretz reported.

Posted on December 16, 2014 .