22-09-2021 05:12 AM Jerusalem Timing

IOF Attacks West Bank Village, Kills Palestinian

IOF Attacks West Bank Village, Kills Palestinian

Israeli occupation soldiers killed a Palestinian man on Tuesday night after they attacked a village north of the West Bank city of al-Khalil (Hebron).

Israeli occupation soldiers killed a Palestinian man on Tuesday night after they attacked a village north of the West Bank city of al-Khalil (Hebron).

Mohamed Fakif, 29, was martyred during an "exchange of fire, the occupation army said, accusing him of killing a Rabbi earlier this month.Israeli occupation soldiers attack West Bank village, kill Palestinian

"A terrorist behind the attack in which Rabbi Michael Mark was assassinated on July 1 was killed on Tuesday night during exchanges of fire with soldiers," an occupation army statement said.

"During the operation to stop Mohamed Fakih, who carried out the attack, he was killed in an exchange of fire with soldiers."

Mark, 48, was killed and three members of his family were injured this month when suspected Palestinian gunmen opened fire on his car, south of al-Khalil.

Tuesday night's shoot out took place in the village of Surif, north of the West Bank city of more than 200,000 Palestinians, the army said.

An AFP photographer at the scene said Israeli soldiers surrounded Fakih's house in Surif for several hours before launching an assault that severely damaged the building.

Occupation soldiers carried away Fakih's body and arrested three people, who were led away their eyes covered and loaded into military vehicles.

The army said they were three Palestinians with links to the July 1 attack, and "members of a terrorist cell with ties to Hamas," the Palestinian resistance movement.

The official Palestinian news agency said several villagers were injured in the attack and Palestinian ambulances were denied access to the site by occupation soldiers.

The martyr had served time in Israeli jail for links to the Islamic Jihad resistance movement, according to Israel's Shin Bet security service.