Israeli soldiers have shot dead a Palestinian man and wounded at least three others during an overnight raid in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian health officials said.
Mohammed Edwan, 23, was shot near the Qalandiya refugee camp, north of occupied East Jerusalem, the Palestinian health ministry said on Tuesday.
23-year-old Palestinian, Mohammed Edwan, was killed by Israeli security forces in the Qalandiyah refugee camp in #WestBanks – https://t.co/m7GlSm3SUh on @haaretzcom #Palestine pic.twitter.com/TKULNI55cS
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Edwan was reportedly in his vehicle when he was shot from close range with live ammunition, witnesses told Maan news agency.
His body remained in custody of the Israeli army before being handed over to medics at the scene, who then transferred Edwan to a hospital in Ramallah, where he was pronounced dead.
A Palestinian man was shot dead by Israeli forces during clashes with troops in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian health officials said.https://t.co/cqsKFapsFt
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According to the health ministry, the three others who were wounded in the shooting were being treated at the hospital.
Local media reported that Israeli forces raided a number of Palestinian homes in several neighborhoods in the West Bank and that a crowd gathered in the area.
They said Israeli forces fired live ammunition as well as tear gas and stun grenades.
Israeli troops kill young Palestinian during West Bank raid https://t.co/dxs0JIVmZK
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Two residents said soldiers arrived in the Qalandiya area early on Tuesday to carry out arrests and young men threw stones at them.
Three others inside the camp were detained as part of the wider arrest campaign, Maan reported.
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The Israeli army frequently carries out wide-ranging arrest campaigns across the occupied West Bank on the pretext of searching for “wanted” Palestinians.
The Palestinian Authority, which has limited autonomy in parts of the West Bank, says such raids are a breach of agreements Israel has signed up to under the Oslo II Accord.
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