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IDF kills Palestinian, wounds 2

JERUSALEM, Feb. 25 (JTA) — One Palestinian was killed and two others wounded this week in clashes with undercover Israeli soldiers operating in an Arab village north of Jerusalem. The soldiers, dressed in civilian clothing, had entered the Hizme village to detain a suspect, Israel Defense Force sources said. When they brought the suspect out of his house, a crowd of people surrounded the soldiers and began to throw stones. The soldiers, fearing for their lives, opened fire, aiming at the residents’ knees, army officials said. One of the Palestinians, identified as Abdel Aziz Halawi, was shot and later died of his wounds in the hospital. The two others apparently were beaten by the soldiers.