Military Police decided on Friday to open an investigation into the killing of Khaled Bahar, a 15-year-old Palestinian from Beit Omar, located north of the West Bank city of Hebron.
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The military on Thursday said Bahar was killed after he threw stones at an army vehicle driving on Route 60, the West Bank's main road, near Beit Omar, lightly wounding one soldier.
The military said the soldiers got out of the vehicle and, acting according to the military's open-fire regulations, shot and killed the Palestinian.
Palestinian reports said soldiers had prevented paramedics from reaching him.
The Military Police investigation will look into whether the soldiers did in fact follow procedure. According to the military's open-fire regulations, soldiers should not shoot to kill unless they are in an immediate and clear danger.
A Military Police investigation is opened in any case involving the death of Palestinians in the West Bank not during active combat.