Palestinian killed in Israeli raid in West Bank

2014-09-10 11:42
(Musa al-Shaer, AFP)

(Musa al-Shaer, AFP)

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Jerusalem - The Israeli military says its forces shot and killed a Palestinian in an overnight raid in the West Bank.

The military says the man "attempted to hurl an explosive device" at troops, who opened fire at him. It says the troops were carrying out an arrest and were met by a "violent riot".

Ahmad Betawi, the director of Ramallah Hospital, says the man was killed by live fire to the chest early on Wednesday. He identified the man as 22-year-old Essa Qatri.

Witnesses said residents of the al-Amari refugee camp threw stones at the troops, who then opened fire.

While violence raged between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza this summer, the West Bank remained largely quiet. Still, some flare-ups occurred and a number of Palestinians were killed in separate incidents.

Read more on:    palestine  |  israel  |  middle east peace  |  gaza

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