Palestinian killed during arrest attempt: Israel police

A Palestinian man fell to his death while trying to escape Israeli forces who were attempting to arrest him in the occupied West Bank early on July 27, Israeli police said.


It was the third deadly arrest operation in less than a week.

Border police forces entered the Qalandia refugee camp near Ramallah to arrest two “suspected terror activists,” police said.

One of them was shot in the leg as he was running away across a roof, then fell to his death as he tried to leap to another roof, they added.

Palestinians identified the dead man as Mohammad Abu Latifa, 18.


According to sources in Qalandia, the Israeli forces raided the camp shortly before dawn, with clashes breaking out following the incident.

Police said the forces had called on Abu Latifa to stop, before shooting at his lower extremities.

“Despite that, the suspect continued to run and when he attempted to get to the roof of another building, he fell off it and was mortally wounded,” a statement said.

A paramedic with the troops attempted to treat Abu Latifa, but was forced to pronounce him dead at the scene, police said.

The two suspects were suspected of having “planned a terror attack in Israel,” according to the statement.

On July 23, Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian in the southern West Bank while arresting his son.


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