Palestinian man killed by IDF in West Bank

Ben Sales

(JTA) — A Palestinian man was shot and killed by Israel Defense Forces soldiers in the West Bank.

The soldiers entered the village of Burkin, near the West Bank City of Jenin, in order to carry out an arrest Tuesday night, according to Haaretz. Clashes broke out with Palestinian youth, who threw firebombs at the soldiers.

The soldiers responded with live fire, injuring one Palestinian and shooting another, Mohammed Ahmed Alauna, 21, in the chest. Alauna was rushed to a hospital and died shortly afterward.

The IDF told Haaretz it was opening an investigation into the incident.

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