Teen terrorism suspect killed in fall while fleeing IDF


JERUSALEM (JTA) — An 18-year-old Palestinian terrorism suspect was killed as he ran from Israeli troops.

Muhammad Abu Latifa was the third Palestinian death involving an encounter with Israel’s military in a week. He was shot in the leg on Monday morning by troops pursuing him in the West Bank town of Qalandiya, near Ramallah. The teen was jumping from roof to roof in order to escape the soldiers and fell to his death, the Israel Defense Forces told Israeli media outlets.

An IDF medic attempted to treat the teen.

Abu Latifa was planning a terrorist attack inside Israel, according to reports.

The Palestinian Maan news agency quoted family members as saying that Abu Latifa did not fall from a rooftop, but was detained after being shot in the feet and then “executed” by Israeli soldiers.

On July 22, Israeli troops killed a Palestinian man after they entered his home near Hebron to arrest his son.  The previous day, Israeli soldiers killed a 21-year-old man in a clash over an arrest near the northern West Bank city of Jenin.

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