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Israeli troops kill armed Palestinian shepherd

Posted By admin On October 29, 2008 @ 5:09 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

Wael al-Ahmed
Reuters [1]
Wednesday, Oct 29, 2008

Israeli troops in the occupied West Bank killed a 68-year-old Palestinian shepherd on Wednesday who was carrying a shotgun as protection against rustlers.

The Israeli army said Mohammed Abahereh opened fire at soldiers on routine patrol and they shot back, killing him.

Abahereh’s son, Taher, who was helping him herd the sheep in the early morning darkness in al-Yamoun village, said rustlers had tried in the past to steal the animals.

“He was locking the gate and he heard something around us. He thought that it was thieves, so he went out with his shotgun and was shot immediately,” Taher said.

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The son said he had not seen the shooting but had heard the gunfire. He voiced doubts his father had shot at the soldiers.

“My father has never used his gun,” he said, accusing the troops of leaving the shepherd to bleed to death and preventing an ambulance from reaching the area quickly.

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