Palestinian gunman killed by Israeli army in West Bank

Thursday, Jun 30, 2022

JENIN, Palestinian Territories: A Palestinian gunman from the Islamic Jihad group was shot dead by Israeli troops during clashes on Wednesday in Jenin, a flash point in the occupied West Bank hit by waves of recent violence.

Mohammad Marei, 25, died from a bullet wound to the chest, the Palestinian health ministry said. Islamic Jihad, a Palestinian armed group present in the West Bank and the Israeli-blockaded Gaza strip, said in a statement that Marei was one of their fighters and a "martyr" who died while confronting a raid "by occupation forces... in Jenin at dawn on Wednesday".