Israel Police says forces carried out counterterror operation in Jericho overnight after Palestinians say man shot dead

A Palestinian man was allegedly shot dead by Israeli forces in the West Bank city of Jericho early this morning, Palestinian health officials say.

He is identified by Palestinian media as Shadi Jalaita, 44, a father of three.

In response to a query by The Times of Israel, a spokesperson for Israel Police says its forces carried out a counterterrorism operation in the area overnight.

Amid the raid, police say officers shot at the legs of a suspect who approached the troops. And in another incident, the forces fired warning shots near a vehicle that was accelerating toward them, the spokesperson says.

The police spokesperson gives no details on the death of Jalaita.

The Israeli army says it was not involved in the overnight raid in Jericho.

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