Israeli troops kill Palestinian in West Bank raid

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Israeli troops Tuesday shot and fatally wounded a suspected Palestinian militant during a raid on his home in a West Bank refugee camp, the army and Palestinian security officials said.

“The wanted suspect was injured, evacuated by military forces for further treatment and later died of his wounds in an Israeli hospital,” a military statement said.

Palestinian security sources named the dead man as Islam al-Tubasi, 21, and said he was shot as troops stormed his home in the Jenin refugee camp, north of the West Bank city of Nablus.

The sources had no information on whether he was engaged in militant activity but said that his brother, who had been active in Islamic Jihad, was shot dead by troops in 2006.

The army statement said that as soldiers attempted to arrest Tubasi, a crowd gathered and began attacking them with gunfire, petrol bombs and improvised explosives.

“Amidst the turmoil, the target of the activity was identified attempting to flee the area. The security forces managed to detain the suspect using live fire,” the English-language statement said.

It said that troops also shot and wounded one of the rioters, who was taken to an Israeli hospital.

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