מחבלים הרוגים ליד מחנה הפליטים בג'נין
IDF forces in Jenin
Photo: IDF Spokesperson's Unit
IDF forces in Jenin

Palestinian killed in IDF West Bank raid

IDF says Rafiq Riyad Ghannam suspected of terror activity, shot 'while trying to escape' arrest in Jenin area, military spokesperson says adding troops arrest 24 terror suspects in raids overnight

Yoav Zitun, Associated Press |
Updated: 07.06.22, 12:09
A Palestinian was killed by troops in the Jaba village near Jenin early on Wednesday, the military said.
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  • According to the IDF the Rafiq Riyad Ghannam, who was suspected of terror activity, was shot while attempted to escape an arrest.
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    מחבלים הרוגים ליד מחנה הפליטים בג'נין
    מחבלים הרוגים ליד מחנה הפליטים בג'נין
    IDF forces in Jenin
    (Photo: IDF Spokesperson's Unit)
    "The forces gave medical treatment to the suspect but he was later pronounced dead," the IDF said. adding that the incident was being investigated.
    Palestinian news agency Wafa said the 20-year-old was severely wounded during clashes in the village.
    Ghannam was the second Palestinian from Jaba killed in recent days. On Sunday the Palestinian Foreign Ministry said 19-year-old Kamel Abdallah Alwaneh died a day after he was shot by Israeli troops.
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    IDF forces during an operation in the village of Jaba, earlier this year
    (Photo: IDF Spokesperson's Unit)
    The military said soldiers came under attack "during routine security activity near the town of Jaba" and shot a man suspected of throwing a firebomb.
    Earlier this month the UN issued a report claiming 60 Palestinians in the West Bank and east Jerusalem were killed by security forces since the start of 2022, which is 46 percent more than in the first half of last year.
    The international body claimed the lack of accountability prompted Israeli forces to use lethal when none was needed in some of the incidents.
    The Israeli military has carried out near-daily raids in Palestinian towns and villages in the West Bank following a series of deadly attacks by Palestinians earlier this year that killed 19 Israelis, with several of the attackers coming from the Jenin area.
    First published: 12:06, 07.06.22
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