Israeli forces kill Palestinian in West Bank raid

A woman checks metal detectors as they are installed at an entrance to Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Sunday. — Reuters

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM — Israeli forces killed a Palestinian during a raid in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, near the city of Ramallah.

The Israeli militant alleged that they were seeking to arrest the man after he allegedly shot at them in the occupied West Bank.

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the man was suspected of carrying out two shooting attacks in the West Bank on Saturday and opened fire at soldiers and policemen who had tracked him down.

Palestinian security forces identified the man as 34-year-old Amar Dagharah from Kafr Ein, a town near Nabi Salah in the central West Bank.

Another Palestinian suspect was lightly wounded and arrested, the statement from the military read.

On Saturday, a gunman targeted a vehicle near an Israeli settlement north of Ramallah and wounded a foreign national of Palestinian descent who is residing in a Palestinian village.

In a separate incident, gunshots hit a military post near Nabi Salah. — Agencies