Israeli forces kill Palestinian in West Bank: Medics

AFP , Thursday 31 Oct 2013

Palestinian officials said Israeli troops entered the village during the night to make arrests but were pelted with stones by residents

Israeli forces killed a Palestinian during the night in a village close to the West Bank city of Jenin, Palestinian medics and security officials said Thursday.

Ahmad Tazazaa, 22, died as Israeli armed forces made arrests at Kabatya, south of Jenin.

The Palestinian officials said Israeli troops entered the village during the night to make arrests but were pelted with stones by residents.

They then opened fire, hitting Tazazaa in the chest. Four people were arrested.

An army spokeswoman could not immediately confirm the incident.

According to Israeli public radio, which announced that a young Palestinian was killed in Kabatya, the village is a stronghold of the Islamic Jihad militant group.

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