Israeli Army Kills Palestinian, Arrests 5 in West Bank

NABLUS, February 1, 2015 (WAFA) – A Palestinian was killed last night by the Israeli army near Nablus, while the army arrested five Palestinians during predawn raids across the West Bank, according to medical and security sources.

Earlier last night, Israeli soldiers opened fire at a group of Palestinian youngsters in the village of Burin, south of Nablus, killing one of them with live bullets.

The Palestinian Red Crescent said Ahmad Ibrahim Najjar, 19, was killed after two live bullets penetrated his neck and his mandible jawbone. The army claimed Najjar was throwing stones at Israeli vehicles. The army prevented the access of ambulance crews for hours.

Hours later, Israeli soldiers stormed the nearby village of Madama and arrested 17-year-old Abdul-Rahman Najjar after raiding and searching his house and sabotaging its furniture.

In the meantime, confrontations broke out in the village of Zbuba, west of Jenin, between Israeli soldiers and Palestinian youngsters. Several Palestinians suffocated by teargas inhalation as soldiers fired teargas canisters.

Army also arrested a Palestinian during the raid on Zbuba. The man was identified as Waleed Jaradat.

Meanwhile in Hebron, in the southern West Bank, Israeli army arrested Noor Abu Sneneh, 20, and Mahmoud Abu Turki, 22, after raiding their homes. Army also arrested Yasser Abu Rajab, 23, at the entrance of al-Arroub refugee camp, local sources reported.