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Israeli forces kill Palestinian officer in West Bank raid

By AFP
May 30, 2023

RAMALLAH, Palestinian Territories: Israeli forces killed a Palestinian man on Monday in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian health ministry announced, as the military said forces were in a firefight during a raid.

Ashraf Mohammed Ibrahim, 37, was “shot by the Israeli occupation” in the northern city of Jenin, the ministry said. Ibrahim was an officer in the Palestinian intelligence service, according to the official Palestinian news agency Wafa.

The Israeli military said “suspects fired heavily at the forces, who responded with fire toward the armed men” during a raid in Jenin. “In addition, suspects hurled explosive devices at the forces,” added the army statement. Six people were arrested in Jenin, according to Palestinian prisoners´ advocacy groups.

Israeli forces regularly conduct raids in the West Bank, which has been occupied by Israel since the 1967 Six-Day War. Dozens of Palestinians have been killed in Jenin in recent months, including both minors and militants.