Israel Forces Kill Suspected Palestinian Gunman


A Palestinian man who carried out two shooting attacks over the weekend was killed on Saturday night by Israeli security forces that came to arrest him in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, according to the IDF Spokesperson's Unit.

"The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned Israeli soldiers' raid of the office of Al-Quds TV and that of its affiliate Ram Sat in the West Bank city of Hebron", the statement said.

Khalil managed to escape the scene by auto, and in the evening again opened fire toward a military post in the village of Nabi Saleh, where he lived.

According to the army, the first incident took place when Amer opened fire on a auto of an Israeli colonist, near Ateret illegal settlement, and the second targeted a fortified military base, near Nabi Saleh.

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Following the fatal incidents, the soldiers sealed Al-Aqsa Mosque, and canceled Friday prayers, before preventing all Muslim worshipers from entering or leaving the mosque courtyards.

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The army claims that the Palestinians was killed after he "attempted to open fire on the soldiers with his homemade weapon", and that another Palestinian, who was with him, was taken prisoner.

There were no injuries in the second attack, the army said.

According to Israeli sources large forces of the occupation army and commando units besieged the house and clashed with Khalil.

The report estimated that 11 members of the Palestinian Legislative Council were held by Israel as of 11 July 11, including MP Khalida Jarrar who was detained on 2 July before being sentenced to six months in administrative detention by an Israeli court.

The two Israeli officers, who are Arab citizens of Israel identified as Advanced Staff Sgt. Maj.