Palestinian man falls to his death during arrest by Israeli police

2015-07-27 08:52
Israeli police. (File, AFP)

Israeli police. (File, AFP)

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Jerusalem - A Palestinian man fell to his death while trying to escape Israeli forces who were attempting to arrest him in the occupied West Bank, Israeli police said on Monday.

Border police forces entered the Qalandia refugee camp near Ramallah to arrest two "suspected terror activists", one of whom was shot in the leg as he was running away across a roof, then fell to his death as he tried to leap to another roof, police said.

The forces had called on the running suspect to stop, before shooting at his lower extremities, police said.

"Despite that, the suspect continued to run and when he attempted to get to the roof of another building, he fell off it and was mortally wounded," a statement read.

A paramedic with the troops attempted to treat him, but was forced to pronounce him dead at the scene, police said.

The two suspects were suspected of having "planned a terror attack in Israel," according to the statement.

On Thursday, Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian in the southern West Bank while arresting his son and the day before troops shot dead a Palestinian during clashes near the northern West Bank city Jenin.

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