Palestinian killed, 5 hurt in West Bank clashes with IDF
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Palestinian killed, 5 hurt in West Bank clashes with IDF

Incident at refugee camp near Hebron brings Palestinian death toll to three in 24 hours

Palestinian protesters use slingshots to hurl stones towards Israeli troops during clashes in the West Bank city of Hebron, November 5, 2015. (by Flash90)
Palestinian protesters use slingshots to hurl stones towards Israeli troops during clashes in the West Bank city of Hebron, November 5, 2015. (by Flash90)

A Palestinian man was killed and five others were wounded in a series of clashes with IDF forces in the West Bank on Thursday afternoon, according to Israeli and Palestinian reports.

Khaled Jawabra, 20, was killed in a confrontation near the al-Aroub refugee camp, north of Hebron. He was the third Palestinian killed in clashes with security forces on Thursday, according to the Palestinians. Among that number is a man who tried to attack soldiers with a knife.

Near Hebron, five Palestinians were wounded in clashes with a joint force of IDF soldiers and Border Police. According to the Palestinian news agency Ma’an, the Israeli security forces were using live fire.

The Israel Police said in a statement that the Palestinians threw rocks and a Molotov cocktail at the troops. The military did not report any casualties or damage, nor did it not confirm that soldiers fired on the protesting Palestinians.

Earlier Thursday, a Palestinian man tried to stab security forces at an army checkpoint outside the northern West Bank settlement of Tapuah, security officials said. The attacker was shot and killed during the attack, police said. No Israelis were injured.

Overnight Wednesday, a 21-year-old Palestinian was killed in clashes that erupted when IDF troops raided the village of Katana, searching for ammunition and arresting suspected terrorists. Palestinians hurled firebombs and stones at the troops, the army said.

Yehya Taha was shot in the head by Israeli troops and died later, according to Palestinian Health Ministry spokesman Mohammed Awawdeh.

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