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Israeli Soldiers Kill 4 Palestinians

Personal belongings are removed from inside the home of Hamza Abu el-Heija, where he was killed by Israeli troops, in the West Bank refugee camp of Jenin, Mar. 22, 2014.Personal belongings are removed from inside the home of Hamza Abu el-Heija, where he was killed by Israeli troops, in the West Bank refugee camp of Jenin, Mar. 22, 2014.
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Personal belongings are removed from inside the home of Hamza Abu el-Heija, where he was killed by Israeli troops, in the West Bank refugee camp of Jenin, Mar. 22, 2014.
Personal belongings are removed from inside the home of Hamza Abu el-Heija, where he was killed by Israeli troops, in the West Bank refugee camp of Jenin, Mar. 22, 2014.
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Israeli troops have killed four Palestinians in an early morning raid on a home in the occupied West Bank.

Israel said its forces went to a home in the Jenin refugee camp Saturday to capture a Hamas Islamist militant who was a suspect in past attacks on Israel.

Palestinian officials said the Israeli military surrounded the house and ordered Hamza Abu el-Heija outside.

The military said the suspect refused and opened fire, wounding two Israeli soldiers. The military returned fire and killed the militant.

Israel said protesters gathered on the site and attacked the soldiers. The troops opened fire, killing three Palestinians.

Tensions have been heating up in the area in recent months amid a lack of progress in the Middle East peace talks. The talks resumed last July after a three-year lull.

Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters.

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by: Not Again from: Canada
March 22, 2014 6:13 PM
Bad reporting, critical facts on the raid are missing.
1- Israeli forces requested the home residents exit and surrender;
2- Numerous civials exited, and complied with the evacuation;
3- Gunman started firing;
4- Gunman was again requested to surrender;
5-Gun battle ensued;
6- Additional gunman commenced firing from a different position;
7- Israeli soldiers wounded;
8- Prime gunman and additional gunman hit/killed.
Prime suspect Hamas related; in addition this week over 40 other Hamas operatives arrested/captured by PA.
Not a good situation. SPECULATION Abbas may be target of intimidation by Hamas, or worse.

by: 82 from: Lebanon
March 22, 2014 4:34 PM
the real ugly truth here is that without Israeli protection the PA would have been slaughtered long time ago... bear that in mind when you see the villainy of Islam...

by: senseoffairness from: UK
March 22, 2014 4:01 PM
Law enforcers go to catch suspected criminal, who fires on them and then surrounding "neighbours" also fire. This is usually reported as Israel's "fault!" Remember who the aggressors are and that they are backed by a massive Iranian arsenal before the usual suspects issue their lying condemnations of what they would not tolerate in their own back yard.

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