26 Year-old Palestinian Man Killed by Israeli Fire in the West Bank, Palestinian Health Ministry Says

According to testimonies, 26 year-old Mohammad Tawfiq Badarna was killed as IDF soldiers were conducting an arrest of former Palestinian prisoner Abd alGhani Harzallah, near Jenin in the West Bank

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An improvised roadblock in the West Bank city of Jenin, last week.
An improvised roadblock in the West Bank city of Jenin, last week.Credit: JAAFAR ASHTIYEH - AFP
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A Palestinian man was killed by Israeli army fire in the village of Ya'bad near the West Bank city of Jenin, the Palestinian Health Ministry reported Wednesday.

According to residents of Ya'bad who spoke to Haaretz, the man, 26 year-old Mohammad Tawfiq Badarna, was reportedly killed as the IDF was encircling the home of a former Palestinian prisoner, Abed el-Anni Harzallah, demanding that he turn himself in, which he did.

The IDF released a statement confirming the arrest.

Abd alGhani Harzallah, the Palestinian former prisoner arrested by IDF in the West Bank, today.

During the event, clashes reportedly broke out, resulting in Badarna being shot and critically wounded. He was evacuated to hospital in Jenin and soon died.

Palestinian killed in Ya'abad

According to the Palestinian Health Ministry, four Palestinians were killed by the IDF on Tuesday in separate incidents across the West Bank, and more than 140 have been killed in the West Bank and east Jerusalem this year, making it the deadliest year since 2006.

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