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Palestinians: IDF kills wanted terror suspect in West Bank village

Report names fatality as Amir Khalifa, who had been on the Israeli military’s wanted list for several months

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Israeli troops operating in the West Bank killed a wanted Palestinian terror suspect early on Thursday, according to Palestinians reports.

The report named the fatality as 27-year-old Amir Khalifa, a resident of a refugee camp near Nablus in the northern West Bank and that he had been on the Israeli wanted list for several months.

The report added that he was shot in the head and back during an exchange of fire with Israeli forces who entered the town of Zawata early on Thursday.

The incident occurred nearly two days after clashes erupted in the Askar Refugee Camp near Nablus, during which the Israeli army demolished a home a Palestinian, Abdul Fattah Kharushah, was responsible for killing two Israeli brothers in February while they were driving through the West Bank town of Hawara. The 49-year-old Kharushah was a member of Hamas.

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