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Palestinian Killed during Israeli Raid in West Bank

Palestinian Killed during Israeli Raid in West Bank

Wednesday, 6 July, 2022 - 07:00
An Israeli soldier uses a weapon amid clashes with Palestinians in the West Bank. Reuters file photo

A Palestinian man was killed by the Israeli military during a raid in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday, the Palestinian health ministry said.

Rafiq Riyad Ghannem, 20, was "shot by the occupation (Israeli army)" near the northern West Bank city of Jenin, the ministry said in a statement.

The army said that during one of a series of raids carried out across the Palestinian territory, its troops fired at a suspect who attempted to escape arrest in the village of Jaba.

“The force gave medical treatment to the suspect, but later pronounced him dead,” the army said. It said the incident was under investigation.

The statement said the army was there to arrest suspects involved in terror operations without elaborating.

Ghannam was the second Palestinian from Jaba killed in recent days. On Sunday the Palestinian Foreign Ministry said 19-year-old Kamel Abdallah Alwaneh died a day after he was shot by Israeli troops. The army said soldiers came under attack “during routine security activity near the town of Jaba” and shot a man suspected of throwing a firebomb.

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