Israeli forces kill Palestinian man during West Bank raid

Israeli forces kill Palestinian man during West Bank raid
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16 September, 2016
A Palestinian man was shot dead on Thursday during an Israeli military raid on his home in the occupied West Bank village of Beit Ula, near Hebron.
Mohammed Saraheen was killed in a raid on his home [AFP]

A Palestinian man was shot dead by Israeli troops during a military raid on his home in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian security officials said Thursday. 

The Palestinian ministry of health identified the dead man as Mohammed Saraheen, 30, while Palestinian security officials said Israeli troops shot him during a raid on his home in the village of Beit Ula, near Hebron on Thursday.

Saraheen was wounded and arrested along with his father in the raid, but later succumbed to his injuries, a Palestinian security source told The New Arab.

The security official added that Israeli troops did not provide Saraheen any medical treatment when he was arrested.

Meanwhile, Israeli authorities said Saraheen was shot as he attempted to evade arrest, “resulting in the suspect's death."

An army spokeswoman did not specify why Saraheen or his father were wanted for arrest by Israeli troops. 

Violence since October has killed 224 Palestinians, 34 Israelis, two Americans, one Eritrean and a Sudanese.

Israeli forces say most of the Palestinians killed were carrying out knife, gun or car-ramming attacks.

Others were shot dead during protests and clashes, while some were killed in Israeli air strikes in the Gaza Strip. 

The Hebron area, where Palestinians, Jewish settlers and soldiers live in close proximity, is a scene of frequent clashes

Last month the UN said it was "gravely concerned" about the killing of a Palestinian refugee on August 16 during an Israeli military incursion into the Fawwar refugee camp near the southern West Bank city. 

"A reportedly unarmed 19-year old Palestine refugee from Fawwar camp was killed after being shot in the chest by live ammunition rounds reportedly fired by an Israeli sniper stationed approximately 100 metres away," the UN agency for Palestinian refugees said.