Palestinian killed in clashes with Israeli forces in West Bank

Israeli forces entered the Palestinian city of Jenin late Wednesday with violent clashes breaking out.

world Updated: Jan 18, 2018 10:16 IST
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An Israeli border guard takes position during clashes following protests against US President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Friday, Jan. 12, 2018.(AP)

A Palestinian was killed during clashes with Israeli forces in the north of the occupied West Bank late Wednesday, the Palestinian health ministry announced.

Israeli forces entered the Palestinian city of Jenin late Wednesday, eyewitnesses said, with violent clashes breaking out in which Israeli police said there were a “number of injuries”.

The health ministry named the dead man as Ahmed Jarrar, 22.

At least two Palestinians were arrested, with clashes ongoing in the early hours of Thursday, Palestinian eyewitnesses said.

Map locating deadly clashes in Jenin, West Bank. - (AFP)

Videos posted online by Palestinians showed multiple Israeli armoured vehicles entering the city.

Israeli media suggested the raid might have been linked to the killing of a rabbi in the West Bank a week earlier.

Raziel Shevah, a 35-year-old rabbi, was shot dead near the Jewish settlement he lived in near Nablus on January 9 by unknown assailants.

First Published: Jan 18, 2018 10:14 IST