Palestinian killed in Israeli raid on hospital: officials

JERUSALEM: A Palestinian related to a man suspected of being behind an anti-Israeli attack was killed by undercover Israeli agents in a West Bank hospital on Wednesday night, Palestinian and Israeli sources said.

“Abdallah Azzam Shalaldeh, aged 27, was killed by a unit of (undercover agents) at the Hebron hospital,” said the Palestinian health ministry.

Israel’s internal security services confirmed the raid, saying that Israeli forces fired when the man — thought to be close to Azzam Shalaldeh, who carried out a knife attack in October — tried to resist arrest.

According to the Shin Bet security service, Shalaldeh is “from a family of Hamas militants” who fled the scene of the October 25 knife attack that seriously wounded an Israeli near the West Bank settlement of Mezad, close to Hebron.

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