Ramallah, Mar 10 : A Palestinian youth was shot dead by the Israeli policemen on Sunday at a military checkpoint in Jericho in the West Bank, the Palestinian Health Ministry said.
The Health Ministry said in a statement that the Palestinian security confirmed that Salamah Salah Kaabna, 22, was killed by Israeli police who opened fire near Jericho.
According to security sources and eyewitnesses, the Israeli police held the body of the dead man.
On the other hand, Israeli media reported that a Palestinian man was driving at an excessive speed and did not comply with the Israeli police's orders to stop, and he was shot and killed as a result.
The Israeli public radio reported that the incident took place at midnight on Sunday while the police were ambushed on Street 90 to follow a suspicious car.
The Israeli army announced in a statement that its forces arrested six Palestinians in different parts of the West Bank, who were "suspected of involvements in popular activities and violent riots." According to the army statement, the forces in Hebron and Nablus seized tens of thousands of Israeli shekels of funding to the terrorists, as well as two pistols and ammunition.
The Israeli army carries out arrests and raids almost on a daily basis in the West Bank as part of the hunt for Palestinians, while Palestinians say they often involve civilians. (UNI-XINHUA)