Palestinian killed in clash with Israeli soldiers


JERUSALEM: A Palestinian was killed after Israeli soldiers came under fire during a predawn arrest raid in the West Bank city of Jenin, the Israeli military said.

According to the Israel Defence Forces (IDF), soldiers were detaining ”a suspect involved in terror activities” early on Tuesday, when clashes broke out. Palestinians opened fire at the Israeli forces and threw improvised explosives and rocks at them.

According to an IDF spokeswoman, two soldiers were slightly injured.

The return firing by the IDF killed a Palestinian named Majd Lahlouh, who died from a gunshot wound to the chest. Two more Palestinians were wounded, one slightly while one was more moderately injured.

The funeral of Lahlouh, 22, would be held later today.

During the raid, one Palestinian was arrested for suspected involvement in what the IDF called terror activities. He was taken by the force for further interrogation.

Israeli army spokesman, Lt. Col. Peter Lerner, said the military was investigating the incident.

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