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A surveillance camera in one of the IDF bases near the village of Iraq-Burin documented the shooting.
after reviewing the video evidence, police ruled the shooting was in self defense.
A police investigation has concluded that the shooter, who was armed with a gun, was walking alone on a path near the village of Iraq Burin when he was attacked.
The man tried to ward off his assailants, but one of them approached him with a stone, police said. He fired a single shot and fled the scene. The victim has been identified as Udai Maher Qadous.
Yitzhar spokesman Avraham Binyamin responded to the report as well. "The police announcement proves once again that the Arabs have blood on their hands. The hands of the extreme leftist organizations are filthy as well, for touting Arab blood libels," he said.
Palestinian sources presented a different version, however. They claim settlers from Yitzhar came to the village and began assaulting people. At some stage they opened fire and killed a resident, sources say.
Head of Iraq Burin's local council, Abd al-Rahim Kadus, told Ynet his version. "Udai Qadous went with his cousin to the fields near the village. The fields are located underneath the settlement of Har Bracha, and at some stage shots were fired at them from the settlement. The shots wounded him in the chest. Then the settlers came down, beat them, and fled," he said.
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