Saturday, April 21, 2007

Israeli troops kill Palestinian policeman

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Palestinians: IDF troops kill policeman in West Bank raid

By News Agencies

Israel Defense Forces troops operating in a village outside the West Bank town of Jenin shot dead a Palestinian policeman, Palestinian security sources said on Saturday.

Palestinian sources said that an IDF army force operating in the village of Kafr Dan had surrounded the family home of Muhammad Abed before breaking into the home and shooting in all directions.

Witnesses said the man was not involved in the fighting and he was shot through the window of his house.

The soldiers killed Abed, 23, a member of al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, the military wing of the mainstream Fatah movement, the sources said, and later left the village taking five people with them.

An IDF spokeswoman said troops operating in the village had come under attack from Palestinian militants.

"(The troops) shot at an armed militant," the spokeswoman said, adding they saw he had been hit.

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