Israeli troops kill Palestinian in W. Bank raid

Doctors at a Jenin hospital said Majed Lahlouh, 20, was killed with a bullet to his heart.

Israeli troops kill Palestinian in W. Bank raid

World Bulletin / News Desk

Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian and wounded two others during a raid in the Jenin refugee camp in the occupied West Bank early on Tuesday, Palestinian medical officials said.

An Israeli military spokeswoman had no initial comment.

Doctors at a Jenin hospital said Majed Lahlouh, 20, was killed with a bullet to his heart. The wounded men also suffered gunshot wounds, they said.

Eyewitnesses said the Israeli troops entered the narrow streets of the Jenin camp at dawn, apparently seeking to arrest a local resident. Palestinian youths threw stones at the soldiers, who responded with live gunfire.

Last week Israel and the Palestinians resumed U.S.-brokered peace talks after a three-year breakdown although neither side has expressed much optimism for a major breakthrough.

Israeli troops often enter Palestinian-controlled territory to detain individuals suspected of militant activity, usually conducting the raids during darkness to minimize confrontation.

The shooting was followed by angry protests by locals against Israel and the Palestinian Authority, which has limited self-rule in the occupied West Bank, as well against as the renewal this month of U.S.-brokered peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians.

Violence in the West Bank has worsened since the beginning of 2013. Israeli forces have killed 11 Palestinians there this year, most of them in clashes, compared with three killed in the same period in 2012, according to United Nations figures.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 20 Ağustos 2013, 11:40
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