Wanted Palestinian teen killed in fall while running from IDF

Marcy Oster

JERUSALEM (JTA) — A Palestinian teen wanted for planning a terror attack was killed as he ran from Israeli troops, the third Palestinian death at the hands of Israel’s military in a week.

Muhammad Abu Latifa, 18 was shot in the leg by Israel Defense Forces troops pursuing him in the West Bank town of Qalandiya, located near Ramallah. The teen was jumping from roof to roof in order to escape the soldiers and eventually fell to his death, the IDF told Israeli media outlets.

An IDF medic attempted to treat the teen.

The Palestinian Maan news agency quoted the teen’s family members as saying Abu Latifa did not fall from a rooftop, but was detained after being shot in the feet and then “executed” by Israeli soldiers.

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On July 22, Israeli troops killed a Palestinian man after they entered the man’s home near Hebron to arrest his son.  The previous day, Israeli soldiers killed Mohammed Ahmed Alauna, 21, in a clash over an arrest near the northern West Bank city of Jenin. Palestinians threw firebombs at the soldiers and the soldiers opened fire in response, hitting Alauna in the chest.

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