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Israeli military probes fatal shooting of Palestinian paraplegic

The Israeli military has opened an investigation into the fatal shooting of a paraplegic Palestinian man who was shot in the head during a violent demonstration in the Gaza Strip last week.

Palestinian health officials said Ibrahim Abu Thraya was shot while demonstrating along Gaza's border with Israel.

The area has experienced continued unrest since President Donald Trump recognised Jerusalem as Israel's capital earlier this month.

Jonathan Conricus, a military spokesman, blamed Gaza's Hamas rulers for instigating violent demonstrations that posed a "significant threat" to soldiers and justified the use of live fire.

But he said "allegations of the killing of a paraplegic Palestinian rioter are under investigation". He says the probe is expected to take several days.


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