NABLUS: Israeli troops yesterday shot and fatally wounded a suspected Palestinian militant during a raid on his home in a West Bank refugee camp.
“The wanted suspect was injured, evacuated by military forces for further treatment and later died of his wounds in an Israeli hospital,” a military statement said.
Palestinian security sources named the dead man as Islam Al Tubasi, 21, and said he was shot as troops stormed his home in the Jenin refugee camp.
The army statement said that as soldiers tried to arrest Tubasi, a crowd gathered and attacked them with firearms, petrol bombs and improvised explosives. “Amidst the turmoil, the target of the activity was identified attempting to flee the area. The security forces managed to detain the suspect using live fire,” the English-language statement said.