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Ibrahim Sarhan, 19, Killed By Army Fire In Nablus; two youths still detained

03:00 Jul 13 2011 Nablus, refugee camp

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Wednesday July 13, 2011 09:53
by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies

Palestinian medical sources reported that a 19-year-old college student was shot and killed, on Wednesday at dawn, by Israeli military fire in Al Far’a refugee camp, north of the northern West Bank city of Nablus; several residents were kidnapped.

The sources identified the slain youth as Ibrahim Sarhan, a student of the Al Najah University in Nablus.

Eyewitnesses reported that at least eleven armored Israeli military vehicles invaded the refugee camp approximately at 3 a.m., broke into and searched several homes causing damages.

The eyewitnesses added that as Sarhan was walking towards the camp’s mosque to perform dawn prayers, soldiers opened fire at him hitting the major artery in his thigh.

Seeking help, the youth then tried to drag himself into a nearby home, but the soldiers grabbed him dragged him on the ground, before leaving him to bleed to death by preventing local medics from approaching him.

Following the killing of Sarhan, dozens of residents took off to the streets, and clashed with the invading forces.

Later on, soldiers broke into dozens of homes and searched them before kidnapping several residents. All of the kidnapped residents, except for two, were released later on, eyewitnesses said.

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