Palestinian Killed During Clash With Israeli Soldiers in West Bank

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A Palestinian was shot and killed overnight Tuesday during clashes with Israel Defense Forces soldiers and Border Patrol officers in the West Bank city of Jenin. Two other Palestinians were wounded.

Israeli forces were attempting to arrest a Palestinian suspect in the Jenin refugee camp when they were reportedly fired upon. Palestinians threw stones at the soldiers, who fired back with live ammunition and tear gas,  ultimately killing one Palestinian and wounding two others. Two IDF soldiers sustained light injuries during the clash.

Jenin District Governor Talal Dweikat said Majd Lahlouh, 22, was shot in the chest after Israeli soldiers entered the Jenin refugee camp.

The IDF spokesman, Lt. Col. Peter Lerner, said the incident is under investigation.

Lerner said any military operation to apprehend suspects "in urban areas is an extremely complicated task" because they often "take refuge within the civilian population."

Damage caused to vehicle driven by Israeli forces during the clash in Jenin.Credit: IDF Spokesperson's Unit
Damage caused to vehicle driven by Israeli forces during the clash in Jenin. Credit: IDF Spokesperson's Unit

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