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Israeli Occupation Forces Murder 53-year-old Palestinian , Second Incident In Two Days

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HEBRON (Ma’an) — Israeli forces shot and killed a 53-year-old Palestinian and injured his two sons during an arrest raid in the town of Beit Ummar in northern Hebron early Thursday, witnesses said.Falah Hammad Abu Mariais the 17th Palestinian to be killed by Israeli forces this year, three of whom have been killed since the beginning of this month.A spokesperson for a local popular committee, Muhammad Ayyad Awad, told Ma’an that Israeli forces and undercover forces had raided Falah’s house and opened live fire inside the home.Witnesses said the forces shot and injured his son Muhammad, 22, with two live bullets in the pelvis.When Falah attempted to aid his injured son, Israeli forces shot Falah twice in the chest, witnesses said.Falah was taken to the al-Ahli Hospital in Hebron but was pronounced dead shortly after.Muhammad is currently undergoing surgery and is in stable condition.Falah’s other son, Ahmad, 25, was also reportedly injured with bullet shrapnel in the chest. He was taken to the al-Ahli Hospital as well where his condition was reported as stable.An Israeli army spokesperson said the incident happened in an overnight operation to arrest unidentified suspects. The spokesperson claimed a “violent mob” attacked Israeli forces, injuring one Israeli soldier with a rock.Israeli forces responded with live fire aimed at “lower extremities,” injuring one man, the spokesperson said. According to the army spokesperson, when Israeli forces were going to leave the home of the first incident they were “attacked” again, and again opened fire, killing one man. The spokesperson was unable to identify the killed man. Awad said that Israeli forces also detained former prisoner Hammad Ahmad Hammad Abu Maria, 23, during the raid.On Sunday, a home belonging to the Abu Maria family was issued a stop-work order on a nearly-finished construction. The home belonged to Khalil Mahmoud Abu Maria in Beit Ummar. The following day Israeli forces delivered a notice to 28-year-old Khalil summoning him to meet with Israeli intelligence in the Etzion military camp in northern Beit Ummar. Ma’an could not confirm whether the incidents were related. On Wednesday near the northern West Bank city of Jenin, troops shot dead Mohammed Alawneh, 22, in clashes that followed raids and searches at several houses in the village of Birqin.Alawneh was shot in the chest and died shortly after arriving at hospital in Jenin, a Palestinian medical source said.

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