TULKARM /PNN /
A Palestinian was killed and four others were injured by Israeli army gunfire last night in an Israeli military raid of Tulkarm refugee camp in the north of the occupied West Bank, according to medical sources.
Local sources said that Mahmoud Jihad Jarad, 23, was killed after being fatally shot by a live Israeli shot in the chest. Four others sustained injuries in the abdomen, pelvis, foot and shoulder respectively.
Jarad was first admitted to nearby Thabet Thabet Public Hospital in critical condition before he was announced dead of his wounds, medical sources said. The condition of one of the four injured was also described as critical.
At least 220 Palestinians have been murdered by the Israeli occupation forces since the beginning of the year, which is the highest seven-month average since the end of the Second Palestinian Intifda in 2005.