IDF kills second Palestinian man in two days

Ben Sales

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel Defense Forces soldiers killed a Palestinian man during an arrest raud, the second such incident in two days.

Faleh Abu Maria was shot as soldiers entered his home near Hebron Wednesday night to arrest his son, according to reports. Abu Maria had come downstairs to see what was happening when he became embroided in a clash with soldiers.

A family member attempted to strangle one of the soldiers, and one of Abu Maria’s sons was shot in the leg in response. In the ensuing fight, Palestinians threw rocks at the soldiers, and the soldiers fired, hitting Abu Maria in the chest. He died of his wounds in a hospital.

Two of Abu Maria’s sons were also being treated at the hospital for their wounds,

On Tuesday night, Israeli soldiers killed Mohammed Ahmed Alauna, 21, in a clash over an arrest near the northern West Bank city of Jenin. Palestinians threw fire bombs at the soldiers and the soldiers opened fire in response, hitting Alauna in the chest.

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