Palestinian Man Shot and Killed by Israeli Troops During Operation in West Bank

The funeral of Mohammad Alawna in the West Bank town of Burkin, after he was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers on Wednesday. (PHOTO CREDIT: Alaa Badarneh/European Pressphoto Agency)
The funeral of Mohammad Alawna in the West Bank town of Burkin, after he was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers on Wednesday. (PHOTO CREDIT: Alaa Badarneh/European Pressphoto Agency)

A young Palestinian man was shot and killed by Israeli troops during an operation in a West Bank town early Wednesday, the Israeli military said.

A military spokeswoman said the man, Mohammad Alawna, 20, was shot as Palestinian youths hurled rocks at Israeli forces conducting an arrest raid in Burkin, a farming town. She spoke on the condition of anonymity in line with military regulations.

The spokeswoman said that Israeli forces ordered the demonstrators to stop throwing stones, and that when they did not, the troops opened fire. Mr. Alawna was shot in the chest and stomach and died of his wounds, said Mohammad Abu Ghali, director of Jenin Hospital, where the young man was taken.

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SOURCE: NY Times, Diaa Hadid

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