Israeli soldiers kill Palestinian young man in clash in northern West Bank: ministry

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RAMALLAH, April 27 (Xinhua) -- Israeli soldiers killed a Palestinian young man and injured three others during a clash in the northern West Bank city of Jenin early Wednesday, the Palestinian health ministry and eyewitnesses said.

Ahmad Massad, 18, died after being shot in the head by Israeli soldiers in Jenin, the Palestinian Ministry of Health said in a statement.

Early in the day, an Israeli army force stormed the city and its refugee camp, and opened fired during a clash with dozens of young men, killing one and wounding three, said Palestinian eyewitnesses.

Israeli authorities have not given any comment on the incidents yet. However, the Israeli press reported that a Palestinian youth was killed and three others injured during a firefight between Israeli soldiers and Palestinian gunmen in the city.

It said Israeli soldiers raided Jenin and the nearby town of Qabatiya in the pre-dawn hours in an attempt to arrest Palestinian suspects.

The soldiers also pinned a demolition order to the home of Raad Hazem, the Palestinian who killed three people when he opened fire in a busy bar in the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv on April 7, it added.

Palestinian security sources said five Palestinians were detained in the Jenin area after their homes were stormed.

On Tuesday, a Palestinian young man was killed and four others injured by Israeli soldiers when an Israeli army force stormed the Aqabat Jabr refugee camp in the Jordan Valley, southwest of the West Bank city of Jericho.

The Israeli army conducts daily raids on Palestinian towns, villages, and refugee camps in the West Bank to detain Palestinians suspected of carrying out attacks against Israel.

The tension between Israelis and Palestinians has been flaring over the past few weeks in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, mainly during the Muslims' holy month of Ramadan.