Palestinian wounded in Israeli raid last month dies: official

The 21-year-old was allegedly shot five times; he died at the Israeli hospital where he was being treated

Afp September 03, 2017
Israeli forces regularly carry out raids against suspected militants and arms caches in the West Bank. PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE

PALESTINE: A Palestinian died from his wounds on Sunday after being shot last month during an Israeli raid on a refugee camp near Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, a Palestinian official said.

Raed al-Salhi, 21, was shot in the raid as Israeli soldiers sought to arrest him at the Dheisheh refugee camp in early August, said Issa Qaraqe, head of prisoners' affairs for the Palestinian Authority.

Qaraqe alleged he was shot by five bullets at close range. Salhi died at the Israeli hospital where he was being treated. Israel's army said it was looking into the incident and was not immediately able to comment.

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A wave of unrest that broke out in October 2015 has killed at least 294 Palestinians or Arab Israelis, 47 Israelis, two Americans, two Jordanians, an Eritrean, a Sudanese and a Briton, according to an AFP toll.

Israeli authorities say that 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 had greatly subsided in recent months, but tension around the highly sensitive Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City saw a spike in July.

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