Suspicion: Combat soldier caused death of mentally ill Palestinian

A Palestinian man approached an IDF position last Friday around Ofra. At this stage, it is known that one of the soldiers in the area is suspected of causing his death. The Palestinians claim that he was killed unarmed and had a mental illness.
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This morning, it was published that an Israeli combat soldier who shot a Palestinian passing a position near Ofra was investigated due to the suspicion that he caused his death. The incident occurred last Friday, when a 38-year-old Palestinian man was killed. The soldier was not arrested but is nevertheless being investigated over the incident.

In the beginning, it was published that the Palestinian fired at the position but it soon became clear that he did not try to harm the soldiers. The Palestinian Authority claims that the man was unarmed and that he suffered from a mental illness.

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