Palestinian Killed in Clash With Israeli Troops in West Bank

Israeli army says the Palestinian threw a bomb at soldiers; Palestinians say he was shot in the head while on the roof of his home.

Gili Cohen
Jack Khoury
Send in e-mailSend in e-mail
An archive photo showing an IDF soldier at the Qalandiyah checkpoint, West Bank.Credit: Reuters
Gili Cohen
Jack Khoury

Israeli troops shot and killed a Palestinian during a clash at the Qalandiyah refugee camp early on Tuesday. According to the Israel Defense Forces, the man hurled a bomb toward the soldiers.

According to the IDF, gunmen opened fire toward soldiers while they were arresting a wanted suspect in the West Bank camp overnight. A firefight ensued, during which a makeshift explosive device was thrown toward the troops. The soldiers fired back at the assailant, killing him.

Palestinian sources said no shots were fired toward the Israeli unit.

Palestinian medical officials said the man, Mahmoud Abdullah Adwan, 21, was shot in the head while standing on the roof of his home.

Another Palestinian was wounded during the clash. No soldiers were wounded in the incident.

According to Palestinian sources, the troops sought to arrest Mujahed Hamed, 26, a security guard. This is the fourth incident in which Israeli troops have opened fire at the refugee camp recently, the sources said.

Adwan's funeral is to take place on Tuesday afternoon. 

Dozens of Palestinians gathered in Qalandiyah following the incident to throw stones toward Israeli security forces, who retaliated with tear gas and stun grenades.