Israeli forces kill Palestinian, wound eight, in occupied West Bank raid
Israeli forces have shot dead a Palestinian man during an incursion in a refugee camp in the occupied West Bank, the official Palestinian news agency Wafa reported.
Mahmoud Jarad, 23, was shot in the chest as Israeli soldiers raided the Tulkarem refugee camp, in the northern occupied West Bank early on Friday morning. Israeli soldiers reportedly fired live ammunition and tear gas canisters, and stationed snipers on the rooftops of the camp’s residents. Jarad was taken to Thabet Thabet Hospital and was pronounced dead. Amin Khader, the director of the hospital, told Palestine TV that at least eight people were wounded. The Fatah party, which dominates the Palestinian Authority in the occupied West Bank, said Jarad was a member but it did not claim him as a fighter.
For its part, the Tulkarem Brigade which is affiliated with the armed military wing of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement, said in a press release that it “responded to the Israeli incursion into the Tulkarem camp, with armed clashes and improvised explosive devices”. There was no immediate comment from the Palestinian health ministry or the Israeli military.