JERUSALEM (JTA) — A Palestinian man was shot and killed during an Israeli army mission to arrest a purported terrorist at a West Bank refugee camp.
Soldiers from the haredi Orthodox battalion Netzah Yehuda entered the Jenin camp on Tuesday night to arrest Basam a-Asadi, a senior Islamic Jihad terrorist, according to the Israel Defense Forces.
During a search of Asadi’s home, hundreds of Jenin residents surrounded the area and shot live bullets and threw firebombs at the soldiers, the IDF said.
The Palestinian Maan news agency said the residents threw empty bottles and stones at the soldiers.
Majd Mohammad Anis Lahlouh, 22, was shot in the chest during the clashes and killed.
Two Israeli soldiers and two other Palestinians were injured in the incident, which the IDF said it was investigating.