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Israeli forces gun down Palestinian near Ramallah

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Gaza17July5RAMALLAH (PNIC):-Israeli soldiers and policemen have fatally shot a Palestinian in the West Bank, alleging that the man attempted to open fire on them.

The incident took place in the village of Nabi Salih, northwest of the city of Ramallah, early on Sunday. Israeli police identified the victim as 34-year-old Amar Halil.

"The forces encountered the suspect, who attempted to open fire at them. In response to the immediate threat forces fired towards the attacker resulting in his death,” the Israeli army said in a statement.

It further accused the victim of having shot at Israelis in two separate incidents in Nabi Saleh and the Israeli settlement of Ateret on Saturday.

During Sunday’s gunfight, another Palestinian was lightly wounded and arrested, the army statement went on to say.

 
 
 
 
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