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Palestinian shot dead during West Bank raid

Israeli troops kills third Palestinian in four days in occupied West Bank during an overnight raid on his house.

Last updated: 11 Aug 2014 10:11
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On Saturday, 15 Palestinians were injured in Hebron when troops dispersed protesters [AP]

Israeli troops killed a Palestinian in the occupied West Bank during a raid on his house near the city of Nablus, local medical officials have said.

An Israeli military spokeswoman said on Monday that she was aware of troop activity in the area but had no further details.

Aqra is the third Palestinian to be killed in Israeli-Palestinian clashes in the West Bank in four days.

Local witnesses said Zakaria al-Aqra, 23, was wanted by Israel and had been shot dead. Six other people were wounded. Part of Aqra's house in Qabalan was destroyed by an army bulldozer, they said.

On Sunday, AFP news agency reported that an 11-year old Palestinian boy was shot dead by Israeli troops in a refugee camp in southern West Bank, citing medics and relatives.

The Israeli military confirmed its troops opened fire in response to a "violent riot" and said an investigation into the boy's death was under way.

Khalil Mohammed al-Anati had been playing outside his home at one end of Al-Fawwar refugee camp, southwest of the flashpoint city of Hebron, when an Israeli unit moved into the area, his uncle told AFP.

On Saturday, 15 Palestinians were injured in Hebron when troops dispersed stone-throwers with tear gas, stun grenades, rubber bullets and live fire after the funeral of a Palestinian man shot dead by Israeli forces at a protest on Friday.

The Palestinian health ministry in Ramallah says 16 Palestinians have been killed during a series of almost daily protests across the West Bank against Israel's military offensive in Gaza which began on July 8.


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