Israeli forces kill Palestinian in West Bank arrest raid: Medics

Reuters , Thursday 23 Jul 2015

Palestinian mourners carry the body of 21-year-old Mohammed Ahmed Alauna, who was killed in raid by the Israeli troops in the West Bank village of Burqin, near Jenin on Wednesday, July 22, 2015. (Photo: AP)

Israeli soldiers killed a Palestinian and wounded two others during a raid on a house in the occupied West Bank on Thursday, Palestinian medical officials said.

An Israeli military spokeswoman said soldiers were attacked by a mob during a raiding of the house of a suspect in the village of Beit Ummar and opened fire on the main attacker.

As the forces left the scene, the spokeswoman said, they were attacked once more by a "mob" throwing rocks and bricks and "responded with fire towards the main instigator."

A Palestinian doctor in a Hebron hospital said a 52-year-old man had been shot and killed and two of his sons were wounded. The doctor identified the man as Falah Abu Maria.

Yusuf abu Maria, an anti-Israeli settlement activist in the town, said there had not been any clashes and that the shooting took place inside a house.

On Wednesday, a Palestinian was killed in a separate arrest raid when clashes erupted with residents.

Israeli troops enter Palestinian-controlled territory frequently to detain people suspected of militant activity. The Palestinians condemn this practice as an encroachment on the self-rule they hold in parts of the West Bank.

*The story was edited by Ahram Online.

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