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Palestinian media: man killed by Israeli forces as tensions continue

A top Israeli security official reportedly spoke to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas about security coordination recently.
Palestinian mourners carry away the body of Saddam Bani Odeh, who was killed earlier amidst dawn clashes with Israeli troops.

A Palestinian man was allegedly shot by Israeli forces today. The Palestinian Authority’s news outlet WAFA reported that Israeli forces killed Saddam Bani Odeh during an arrest operation in Tubas in the northeast West Bank. The Israel Defense Forces did not immediately comment on the incident.

There have been other violent episodes in the West Bank and Jerusalem recently. On Saturday, a group of Jews assaulted Arabs in the Ras al-Amud neighborhood of East Jerusalem, according to the Gaza-based news outlet Shehab. On Friday, unknown individuals threw stones and firecrackers at a vehicle in what one right-wing Jewish organization called a “lynching,” The Times of Israel reported. On Nov. 10, Israeli settlers allegedly shot bullets at Palestinian residents in Khallet ad-Daba’a in the southern West Bank, according to an article in the left-wing Israeli outlet +972 Magazine.

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