Palestinian man shot dead by Israeli troops during raid near Jericho

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

Israeli troops operate in the West Bank, early April 24, 2023. (Israel Defense Forces)
Israeli troops operate in the West Bank, early April 24, 2023. (Israel Defense Forces)

A young Palestinian man was shot dead by Israeli forces during a raid near the West Bank city of Jericho on Monday morning, Palestinian health officials say.

The Palestinian Authority Health Ministry says it was informed of the death of 20-year-old Suleiman Ayesh Hussein Awaid, after he was shot by Israeli troops in the Aqabat Jaber refugee camp adjacent to Jericho.

The Israel Defense Forces says troops had entered the camp to arrest a wanted Palestinian.

“During the activity, two suspects were spotted fleeing the scene. The soldiers responded with live fire,” the IDF says, adding that the suspects had been hit.

The IDF did not say if the suspects were armed or had attempted to attack troops.

Images circulating online appeared to show Awaid brandishing an assault rifle, and wearing paraphernalia of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigade, indicating his affiliation with the terror group.

 

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