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Israeli Troops Kill Palestinian in West Bank

11 Jul 2020, 16:37 GMT+10

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Israeli troops killed a Palestinian civilian in the West Bank, the Palestinian health ministry said.

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The ministry did not give any details as to the circumstances of the killing, stating only that "a civilian was killed by Israeli forces" after being shot in the neck at Kifl Hares, a village south of Nablus, AFP reported.

Provincial governor Abdullah Kamil named the victim as Ibrahim Moustapha Abou Yacoub, 29.

The Israeli military claimed that "two assailants were throwing Molotov cocktails at IDF guard posts".

"Troops responded with fire," an army spokesman added.

The regime's army confirmed that the incident had taken place near Nablus but did not give any death toll.

The West Bank is a Palestinian territory which has been under Israeli occupation since 1967.

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