JERUSALEM: Israeli troops shot and killed a member of the Palestinian security forces whom they were seeking to arrest in the occupied West Bank yesterday, the Israeli military said.
Palestinian residents named the man as Saleh Yassin, 27, a Palestinian intelligence officer. Local hospital staff said he had been shot in the back.
The Israeli army said Yassin had fired at troops when they came to arrest him in the town of Qalqilya and that they shot back.
Yassin was wanted by Israel because he had “opened fire towards (Israeli) soldiers on numerous occasions in recent weeks,” an army statement said. A weapon and ammunition had been found at the scene.