MIDDLE EAST

Palestinian fires at Israel troops, is shot dead

The incident comes amid a wave of violence, which since the beginning of October has killed 84 Palestinians, an Arab Israeli and 12 Israelis. (File photo: Reuters)

A Palestinian opened fire on Israeli soldiers before they shot him dead in the northern West Bank on Tuesday, the army said, arresting two other assailants.

The military said “shots were fired” at a patrol near Turmus Ayya, and that “forces responded with fire towards the attackers.”

“One hit was confirmed and two suspects have been detained at the scene,” it said in a statement, with officials confirming the death of one assailant.

The army said no Israeli soldiers were wounded.

Palestinian security officials confirmed the man’s death, noting he had been in a car.

Health ministry officials identified him as Mohammad Saleh, 24, of the village Arura, which is a short distance west of Turmus Ayya.

The incident comes amid a wave of violence, which since the beginning of October has killed 84 Palestinians, an Arab Israeli and 12 Israelis.

Many of the Palestinians killed have been alleged attackers, while others were shot dead during clashes with Israeli forces.

On Monday, two Palestinians were killed in Qalandiya during clashes that erupted when Israeli forces demolished the home of a Palestinian accused of killing an Israeli.

SHOW MORE
Last Update: Tuesday, 17 November 2015 KSA 22:34 - GMT 19:34
SHOW MORE
Top
BREAKING NEWS

Send to a friend

Close
Palestinian fires at Israel troops, is shot dead
The military said ‘shots were fired’ at a patrol near Turmus Ayya
Friend's name:
Friend's Email:
Sender's name:
Sender's Email:
Captcha Code
How are we doing?
X

How are we doing?

Name Name *
Email Email *
Country Country
Message Message *
Maximum 550 words allowed