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Palestinian shot dead in Israeli 'counter-terror' West Bank raid

Palestinians carry the body of Ahmed Ibrahim Oweidat, killed during an operation by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank
— Jericho (Palestinian Territories) (AFP)

A Palestinian was killed Tuesday when Israeli forces stormed a refugee camp in the occupied West Bank in what the army called a "counter-terrorism" operation that sparked violent riots.

The deadly shooting was the latest in a wave of bloodshed in the West Bank and Israel as the Muslim holy month of Ramadan and the Jewish holiday of Passover overlapped this month.

The Palestinian health ministry said 20-year-old Ahmed Ibrahim Oweidat "succumbed to critical wounds sustained by live bullets to the head, at dawn today in Aqabat Jaber camp" near Jericho.

Two other men were wounded by live fire when the "undercover" forces raided the camp overnight, the official Palestinian news agency Wafa said.

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