Thursday, 31 October 2013

Jenin man shot dead by Israeli forces


JENIN (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces shot and killed a young man during clashes in the Jenin town of Qabatiya overnight Wednesday, locals said.

Ahmad Imad Tazaza, 20, died instantly after being shot in the chest, medics told Ma'an.

Witnesses say that a large Israeli military force raided Qabatiya at 1 a.m. and detained Rasim Tawfiq Khuzaima, 60, Momen Sabaneh, 23, Ayman Abed al-Rahman Abu al-Rub, 27, and Imad Shawkat Zakarneh.

Clashes broke out in the town following the arrest raid, during which time Tazaza was shot, locals say.

His body was transferred to Jenin government hospital where he was pronounced dead.

An Israeli army spokeswoman told Ma'an that "during an overnight activity in Qabatiya a violent riot erupted as forces were exiting the scene."

"Approximately 50 Palestinians hurled improvised devices as well as rocks at military vehicles. Reports of an injured Palestinian are being reviewed." more

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