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IDF shoots dead Palestinian trying to illegally cross West Bank security barrier

Security forces work to repair holes in the West Bank security barrier on April 13, 2022. (Defense Ministry)
Security forces work to repair holes in the West Bank security barrier on April 13, 2022. (Defense Ministry)

Israeli troops open fire and wound a Palestinian attempting to cross the security fence into central Israel, the Israeli army says.

According to the Israeli army, the Palestinian sought to cross the security barrier illegally near Tulkarem.

The Palestinian Authority Health Ministry subsequently confirms the death of the Palestinian, identifying him as Mahmoud Sami Khalil Aram.

“The troops shot towards him in accordance with the arrest procedure. The suspect was evacuated for medical treatment,” the army says.

Tens of thousands of Palestinians are estimated to cross the security barrier illegally to work in Israel. In recent weeks, several terrorists have also exploited gaps in the fence to arrive in Israeli cities and commit attacks.

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