RAMALLAH, West Bank: A Palestinian hospital official says a Palestinian man has been killed during an Israeli arrest raid at a West Bank hospital.
The Israeli military says its forces entered the Al-Ahli hospital in the city of Hebron to arrest Azzam Shalaldeh, a Palestinian man who they say stabbed an Israeli last month. The military says that during the arrest a suspect at the hospital attacked the troops, who shot him.
Jihad Shawar, the hospital director, identified the man as Abdallah, Shalaldeh’s brother. He said forces shot him as he emerged from a bathroom.
Shalaldeh was in the hospital being treated for gunshot wounds. The military says he was shot during the stabbing attack last month.
Thursday’s incident comes amid a wave of Israeli-Palestinian violence that has shown no signs of abating.