Palestinian Killed in Rioting Near Jenin

JENIN (Hamodia/Reuters) -

Israeli troops were attacked by about 50 Palestinians hurling rocks at them Thursday, an Israeli military spokeswoman said.

The soldiers opened fire during an overnight raid in a village near the city of Jenin, striking and killing a Palestinian, Palestinian witnesses and medical officials said.

Ahmed Imad Yusef, 21, was shot in the chest during the confrontation, medical workers said. Locals said Yusef was not a terrorist and worked in a vegetable market.

The military spokeswoman said reports of a Palestinian casualty were being investigated.