JERUSALEM — The Israeli army killed a Palestinian militant from the Islamic Jihad group during a raid to arrest him in the West Bank today, the military and Palestinian officials said.
Israeli troops returned fire after Palestinians threw fire bombs and shot at them as they tried to apprehend the suspect from the violent group in Jenin, the army said. Shots hit the wanted man while he tried to flee the scene and he later died of his wounds in the hospital, it added.
Palestinian security official Khaled Abdel Aziz named the man killed as Islam Tubasi. He said 3 other Palestinians were wounded in the firefight. Islamic Jihad claimed Tubasi as one if its members. The Iranian-backed militant group has killed dozens of Israelis in suicide bombings and other attacks over the years.
“The military will review the circumstances of the shooting that led to the death of the terror suspect,” Military spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner said.
Last month, two Palestinians were killed in clashes during an arrest raid in Jenin.