January 4, 2009 / 12:27 PM / 11 years ago

Israeli soldiers kill Palestinian WBank protester

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JERUSALEM, Jan 4 (Reuters) - Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian man during clashes in the occupied West Bank on Sunday, Palestinian medical sources said.

Mufid Saleh Walweel, 22, was shot in the head in the West Bank city of Qalqilya during a protest against Israel’s military operation in the Gaza Strip, they said.

The Israeli army said it was checking the report.

Israeli tanks and infantry launched a ground offensive in the Gaza Strip after eight days of deadly air strikes failed to halt the Islamist group Hamas’s rocket attacks on Israel. (Reporting by Wafa Amr; Editing by Andrew Dobbie)

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