Israeli security forces killed a young Palestinian man in the West Bank city of
Jenin during clashes that broke out there in a pre-dawn raid Tuesday to arrest
suspects involved in terrorist activity, an IDF spokeswoman said.
released a short video clip from the clashes in which it is possible to see
security forces in the city and hear the sound of gunfire.
soldiers were lightly wounded, according to the spokeswoman.
Palestinian sources, two Palestinians were also injured, one moderately and the
The Palestinian man who was killed, Majd Lahlouh, died
from a gunshot wound to the chest. His funeral was held on Tuesday afternoon in
Jenin, his body wrapped in a Palestinian flag and carried on a gurney through
city streets, where mourners thronged to bid him farewell.
reports have stated that Lahlouh was either 17 or 22.
The IDF and the
Border Police had gone to a refugee camp in Jenin to arrest Bassam Sa’di, a
member of the Islamic Jihad. Israeli security forces entered and searched his
Palestinians attacked the security forces and threw empty bottles
and stones, military sources said. In response, security forces fired tear gas
and rubber bullets.
The IDF spokeswoman said live fire was exchanged
during the clashes. She said that Palestinians opened fire and threw explosives
at the Israeli security force, but she did not elaborate on which side initiated
the use of live ammunition.
During the raid, one Palestinian was arrested
for suspected involvement in terror activity, she said. He was interrogated.