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Israeli forces kill Palestinian in West Bank: ministry

Residents of the Nur Shams refugee camp in the occupied West Bank inspect a sports centre heavily damaged in an overnight raid by Israeli forces
— Tulkarem (Palestinian Territories) (AFP)

Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian in a raid on a West Bank refugee camp, the Palestinian health ministry said Tuesday, as violence in the occupied territory shows no letup.

The ministry said 21-year-old Ayed Samih Khaled was "shot by live occupation (Israeli) bullets fired to the head" in the Nur Shams camp near the northern town of Tulkarem.

The Islamic Jihad militant group identified him as a member of its armed wing, the Al-Quds Brigade.

The Israeli military said "an exchange of fire with a number of suspects took place" during the raid.

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