West Bank: Israeli forces kill Hamas activist
Israeli forces killed a Palestinian Hamas activist in the occupied West Bank on Friday. According to Reuters, Palestinian security sources identified him as 38 year old Iyad Asa'ad Shilbayeh. Relatives said he was shot dead while sleeping and a pool of blood was seen on his bedroom floor.
An Israeli spokeswoman said Shilbayeh was shot "during a routine arrest raid" in the Palestinian Nur Shams refugee camp near the West Bank city city of Tulkarem. He had previously been jailed by Israel, she said.
She said the soldiers had opened fire after Shilbayeh came towards them despite being told to halt.
Other 13 Palestinians were captured during the Israeli raid.