Palestinian killed in Israeli raid in Ramallah

Published September 10th, 2014 - 06:31 GMT

One Palestinian was killed and seven others were arrested during overnight raids carried out by the IDF in the West Bank on Wednesday.

An IDF unit sent to arrest a Hamas member in Ramallah encountered violent disturbances when approximately 50 Palestinians hurled rocks, firebombs, and burning tires, the army said. One of the rioters was seen throwing an explosive device at soldiers, according to the IDF Spokespersons Unit.

Soldiers opened fire at the suspect, striking him. The man later died of gunshot wounds. 

The IDF unit then advanced to the Hamas operative’s home, arrested him, and seized ammunition and several firearms during the arrest. 

Earlier on Wednesday, the IDF arrested four wanted suspects in the West Bank and two others. The suspects took part in previous rioting and attacks against Israeli civilians and security forces, the army said. Arrests were made in Qalandiya, Shukba, Ramallah, and Sair, just northwest of Bethlehem. 

Four of the Palestinians arrested are suspected of taking part in attacks against civilians and security forces. Two of the suspects are Hamas members.

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