Palestinian shot dead by Israeli army in Jenin clashes: medics

By AFP
Published: July 12, 2017
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Israeli soldiers fire tear gas canisters towards Palestinian protestors during clashes near the West Bank city of Jenin. PHOTO: AFP

Israeli soldiers fire tear gas canisters towards Palestinian protestors during clashes near the West Bank city of Jenin. PHOTO: AFP

JENIN (PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES): A Palestinian man was shot dead during clashes with the Israeli army in the northern West Bank Jenin refugee camp on early Wednesday, Palestinian medical and security sources said.

Two other Palestinians were also wounded in the incident, one of them seriously, the sources said.

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The Israeli army said that soldiers shot toward ‘attackers’ after “Palestinian gunmen opened fire at the forces and assailants hurled explosive devices at the forces” operating in the camp.

A wave of unrest that broke out in October 2015 has claimed the lives of 276 Palestinians, 42 Israelis, two Americans, two Jordanians, an Eritrean, a Sudanese and a Briton, according to an AFP toll.

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Israeli authorities say most of the Palestinians killed were carrying out knife, gun or car-ramming attacks. Others were shot dead in protests and clashes, while some were killed in Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip. The violence has greatly subsided in recent months.

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