Troops kill Palestinian in West Bank clash: groups
November 16 2021 11:28 PM
Relatives of Palestinian Saddam Bani Odeh, who was killed earlier amidst dawn clashes with Israeli troops, react during his funeral in the village of Tammun near Nablus in the occupied West Bank, yesterday.


Israeli troops killed a Palestinian yesterday in an exchange of fire in the occupied West Bank, the Hamas and Islamic Jihad groups said, each claiming the man as a member. The Israeli military said soldiers returned fire after being shot at and having an explosive device thrown at them during an operation in the Palestinian village of Tubas.
It said it was aware of reports of Palestinian casualties but it gave no details. In a statement, Hamas identified the Palestinian killed in Tubas as Saddam Hussein Bani Odeh, 26, hailing him as a “hero martyr” shot dead in an “armed clash with Zionist occupation forces”.
Islamic Jihad issued a similar statement, claiming Odeh as a member. The Israeli military frequently mounts operations in Palestinian villages and towns in the West Bank, territory it captured in the 1967 Middle East war, to detain suspected fighters.
Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, opposed by Hamas and Islamic Jihad, broke down in 2014.

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