Palestinian dies as Israeli troops raid West Bank city

Published April 13th, 2004 - 02:00 GMT

A Palestinian man died Tuesday morning by during an Israeli raid on the West Bank city of Nablus. The victim was identified as Ahmed Abd a Rahman, 56, a resident of Al Mahfiyyeh neighborhood. Eyewitnesses said the man suffered a heart attack as occupation troops stormed the building he was residing, WAFA reported. 


According to press reports, Israeli troops were searching a building in the city, looking for Palestinian activists who are believed to have used the structure as a hideout.  


A total of 17 Palestinians were arrested overnight Monday in Israeli incursions in Hebron, Bethlehem, Ramallah, Tulkarem and Nablus. 


In the Gaza Strip, Israeli soldiers on Tuesday razed a three-story building near the illegal settlement of Netzarim, witnesses told the Associated Press news agency. (

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