Ministry: Palestinians are killed by Israeli forces in a raid in the West Bank
Ministry: Palestinians are killed by Israeli forces in a raid in the West Bank

Ramallah: The Palestinian health ministry reported that an Israeli soldier was killed on Monday in the occupied West Bank. The military claimed that there had been a firefight during a raid.

According to the ministry, Ashraf Mohammed Ibrahim, 37, was "shot by the Israeli occupation" in the northern city of Jenin. According to the official Palestinian news agency Wafa, Ibrahim was a member of the Palestinian intelligence service.

During a raid in Jenin, the Israeli military claimed that "suspects fired heavily at the forces, who responded with fire towards the armed men." “The army statement continued, "Suspects also threw explosive devices at the forces.

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According to organisations that support Palestinian prisoners, six people were detained in Jenin. Israel has been occupying the West Bank since the 1967 Six-Day War and regularly conducts raids there.

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In recent months, Jenin has seen the deaths of dozens of Palestinians, including militants and children. According to an AFP count compiled from official sources, at least 155 Palestinians, 20 Israelis, a Ukrainian, and an Italian have died in violence associated with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict since the beginning of the year.

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The figures include both combatants and civilians, as well as three Arab minorities from Israel.

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