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Army Kills Two Palestinian Stone Throwers in West Bank

March 9, 1992

JERUSALEM (AP) _ Troops shot and killed two Palestinian men Monday after they ignored orders to stop throwing stones at army patrols in the occupied West Bank, the military said.

Abdallah Suliman Mohammed Jahar Shami, 24, was killed in the village of Asira a-Kabiliyanear, near the town of Nablus, after he and other masked Palestinians pelted an army patrol with stones, a military statement said.

Troops placed a curfew on the village, the scene of many recent stone- throwing incidents, the army said.

In another incident, troops fired on a group of masked Palestinians attacking an army patrol with stones, metal bars and cement blocks in the El- Erub refugee camp, killing one man, the army said.

The army did not immediately identify the dead man. A curfew was also imposed on the camp, near the town of Hebron, the army said.

Israeli troops and civilians have killed 889 Palestinians since the Palestinian uprising against Israeli occupation began in December 1987. Eighty-five Israelis have died in the violence.

Another 523 Palestinians have been killed by fellow Arabs, mostly on suspicion of collaborating with Israel.

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