Israeli Security Forces Kill Palestinian in Clashes During West Bank Raid

Soldiers opened fire in response to explosives hurled at them during an arrest operation in Nablus, killing one Palestinian and wounding three others

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Jamil Khiel, 31 years old, was killed in clashes on Sunday night in Nablus.
Jamil Khiel, 31 years old, was killed in clashes on Sunday night in Nablus.

A Palestinian was killed by Israeli security forces in clashes that broke out Sunday night in the West Bank city of Nablus. According to police, 31-year-old Jamil Kayyal was shot as a response to explosives thrown at security forces while carrying out an arrest warrant. 

According to Palestinian reports, he was shot in the chest and evacuated by the Red Crescent to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead. The Red Crescent reportedly treated three other wounded Palestinians.

The IDF spokesperson said that the army arrested 27 Palestinians overnight in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. According to the statement, one of them is Hassan Yousef, a senior Hamas official in the West Bank.

In light of the incident, protests are being held in Nablus and there are also calls for a general strike.

On Friday, a Palestinian was killed by Israeli military fire during clashes in the nearby village of Beita, the Palestinian Health Ministry said.

The man, identified as 31-year-old Jamil Abu Ayyash, suffered a head injury and was evacuated to Rafidia Hospital in Nablus, where he succumbed to his wounds. 

According to the Palestinian Red Crescent, 68 Palestinians were injured in the protest, four by rubber-tipped bullets, all sustaining light injuries.

The Israeli military denied using live fire against the protesters.  

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