Palestinian man killed in West Bank was hurling explosive device at troops — police

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent

Police say undercover Border Police officers killed a Palestinian man who was hurling an explosive device at troops during a raid in the West Bank this morning.

The officers had raided the West Bank city of Tulkarem to detain three wanted Palestinians suspected of involvement in terror activities, police say.

According to Palestinian media, the shooting occurred in the adjacent Nur Shams refugee camp.

Police say the officers detained the wanted men, and as they left the city a violent riot erupted, during which “a terrorist was eliminated by the undercover force after he threw an explosive device in their direction.”

He is named by Palestinian media as Sa’ed Abu Alawiya.

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