Palestinian Killed by Israeli Army Fire in West Bank Clashes, Health Ministry Says

The 20-year-old Palestinian was reportedly hit in the head by live Israeli fire during clashes in a refugee camp near Jericho

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Clashes in the West Bank village of Beita last week.
Clashes in the West Bank village of Beita last week.Credit: JAAFAR ASHTIYEH - AFP
Jack Khoury
Jack Khoury

A 20-year-old Palestinian was killed in clashes with Israeli forces in the West Bank overnight into Tuesday, the Palestinian Health Ministry said.

The man, identified as Ahmed Ibrahim Oweidat, was hit in the head by live fire during clashes in a refugee camp located near Jericho, the health ministry statement said. Three others were wounded in the clashes and are being treated at the hospital.

Ahmed Ibrahim Oweidat, the 20-year-old Palestinian killed in clashes with Israeli forces overnight.

According to the ministry, he was taken to a hospital in Ramallah in critical condition and was later pronounced dead. 

On Friday, an 18-year-old Palestinian hit by Israeli fire near Jenin succumbed to his wounds

An IDF spokesperson said that while carrying out an overnight military operation in the refugee camp to arrest wanted individuals, a riot broke out and dozens of Palestinians set tires on fire and threw stones and firebombs at forces, who responded with dispersion methods including live ammunition. 

Israeli forces carried out raids in several areas of the West Bank throughout the night and arrested 11 Palestinians on suspicion of involvement in terror-related activities, the spokesperson said, adding that the IDF suffered no casualties.  

Clashes between Palestinians and Israeli forces in the West Bank have been on the rise during the month of Ramadan. They follow a series of Israeli military raids launched in response to a recent wave of Palestinian terror attacks that has taken the lives of 12 Israelis and two Ukrainian nationals since late March.

Reuters contributed to this report. 

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