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Palestinian Killed By Israeli Army Fire Near Ramallah

author Tuesday October 22, 2013 10:27author by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC News Report post

[Tuesday Morning October 22, 2013] Palestinian sources have reported that a young Palestinian man was shot and killed during armed clashes with Israeli soldiers in Kufur Niíma village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah.

Mohammad Al-'Aasy -

The Al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad, has reported that Mohammad ĎAasy, 24 years of age, is one of its fighters.

The Israeli military said that Al-ĎAasy was hiding in a cave near the village, and that he exchanged fire with the soldiers who eventually shot him dead. The army did not report any casualties among its soldiers.

Israeli sources said that the soldiers invaded Niíma village during late night hours, in an attempt to kidnap Palestinian resistance fighters, and that one of the fighters escaped, but the army pursed him and managed to arrest him.

The sources added that Al-ĎAasy was shot dead after he entered a cave near Niíma village, and that he opened fire at the soldiers who managed to surround him, and killed him several hours later.

The Israeli army said soldiers managed to arrest one Palestinian, and took him to an interrogation facility.

Eyewitnesses said that more than 15 Israeli military vehicles, and a military bulldozer, invaded the area, imposed curfew forcing the residents under house arrest, and initiated a search campaign in an area that became isolated by the Annexation Wall.

The eyewitnesses that that, approximately at seven in the morning, soldiers kidnapped several Palestinians, some identified as Mohammad Ibrahim Nasr, William Abu ĎAady, and Abdullah Suleiman, all from Niíma village, and took them to a military base in the area.

Clashes took place between the invading soldiers and dozens of local youths who hurled stones and empty bottles at them, while the army fired gas bombs, concussion grenades, and rubber-coated metal bullets at the residents and several homes in the area.

Soldiers also prevented the residents, including schoolchildren, from leaving their homes, and completely isolated the area.

Local sources in Bil'in village, have reported that several Palestinians, including a two-month old infant, suffered the effects of teargas inhalation.

They added, that dozens of soldiers invaded the village, and clashes with local youths.

category ramallah | israeli attacks | news report author email saed at imemc dot org

Mohammad Al-'Aasy -

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