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Israeli troops kill Palestinian during raid in West Bank

Mourners carry the body of Mohammed Khalil al-Anati, a 11-year-old Palestinian who was reportedly shot dead by Israeli soldiers, during his funeral on August 10, 2014 in the Al-Fawwar refugee camp on the outskirts of the West Bank town of Hebron. (AFP/Hazem Bader)

NABLUS, Palestine: Israeli troops killed a Palestinian in the occupied West Bank Monday during a raid on his house near the city of Nablus, local medical officials said.

An Israeli military spokeswoman said she was aware of troop activity in the area but initially had no further details.

Local witnesses said Zakaria al-Aqra, 23, was wanted by Israel and had been shot dead. Six other people were wounded. Part of Aqra's house was destroyed by an army bulldozer, they said.

Aqra is the third Palestinian to be killed in Israeli-Palestinian clashes in the West Bank in four days. Tensions in the territory have run high during Israel's more than month-old war with Islamist militants in the Gaza Strip.

 

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