IDF soldiers in the West Bank July 8, 2011 (Reuters)
IDF soldiers in the northern West Bank Photo by Reuters
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A Palestinian man was shot dead by IDF forces during an operation on Wednesday in the al-Fari'a refugee camp north of the West Bank city of Nablus.

The dead man was identified as 22-year-old Ibrahim Sirhan, an engineering student at An-Najah University in Nablus.

Sirhan had been on his way to dawn prayers when he was shot, his uncle, Ismail Sarhan, told Reuters.

IDF forces entered the camp to conduct an arrest operation. During the operation, confrontations broke out between IDF soldiers and camp residents.

An explosive charge was thrown at IDF forces. No IDF soldiers were wounded.

The IDF said that soldiers opened fire at the lower portion of the body of a Palestinian who tried to escape after being arrested.

The shot man was evacuated independently by Palestinian medical officials, according to the IDF.

Seven Palestinians were arrested by the IDF during the operation.