Border Police say Palestinian killed in West Bank raid opened fire on troops

The Border Police say a Palestinian youth shot and killed during a raid in Nablus’s Balata refugee camp had opened fires on the officers as they left the camp.

“During the operation, two terrorists arrived on a scooter, one of the terrorists shot at the troops. Undercover Border Police officers fired back and neutralized him,” police say in a statement.

Palestinians also threw stones and objects at the soldiers as they sought to leave the camp with a man who had been arrested in the raid.

The Palestinian Authority Health Ministry identifies the deceased as 16-year-old Nader Rayan.

“Many bullets were fired upon him, wounding him in the head, the chest and hand,” the ministry says in a statement.

Another three Palestinians remain in a local hospital in Nablus, including one in serious condition after having been shot with live fire, the ministry says.

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