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One Dead in Clashes with IDF Near Hevron

Arrests made as part of ongoing efforts to hunt down the murderers of three Israeli teens last month.
By Ari Soffer
First Publish: 7/14/2014, 10:49 AM / Last Update: 7/14/2014, 2:30 PM

IDF paratrooper (file)
IDF paratrooper (file)
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A Palestinian terrorist was killed by the Israeli army in a clash south of the Judean city of Hevron early on Monday, his family said.  

Relatives identified the man as Munir Ahmed Badarin, in his early twenties.

He was shot in clashes near Al-Samua, and died later in hospital. Israeli military sources said soldiers shot Badarin after he and others threw rocks and firebombs at Israeli vehicles passing nearby.

The clashes were part of a wider operation in which troops in Judea and Samaria arrested 23 terror suspects overnight, as part of their ongoing campaign to hunt down those who kidnapped and murdered three Israeli teenagers last month.

The killers of Eyal Yifrah, Gilad Sha'ar and Naftali Frenkel are still at large. Authorities have named them as Marwan Kawasmeh and Amar Abu-Eisha, both well-known Hamas operatives from the Hevron region.

Palestinian Authority security sources said the soldiers had arrested 13 people from the Hevron area overnight, three of them Hamas parliamentarians: Nayef Rajub from Dura, Mohammed Jheisha from Idhna and Mohammed Akel from Dhahiriya.

The Palestinian Prisoners Club said in a statement Israel had detained 11 Hamas parliamentarians overnight, raising the number of PA "MPs" being held by Israel to 34, 23 of whom had been arrested since mid-June.