Israeli forces kill Palestinian terrorist near Ramallah

( Israeli troops killed a wanted Palestinian terror suspect on Thursday morning near Ramallah after a firefight broke out during an attempted arrest, Israel Hayom reported.

Israeli security forces conducted an operation near Birzeit, north of Ramallah, to apprehend members of a terrorist cell that had carried out shooting attacks against Israeli soldiers. Forces surrounded the house of one of the suspects, who had barricaded himself. The Israeli troops called on him to surrender, but the man refused. The decision was made to enter the house and, after entry, soldiers shot and killed the suspect, who was holding an AK-47 rifle.

Overnight, IDF troops arrested 10 suspects in Judea and Samaria. All were taken in for questioning. Among those arrested were three men suspected of throwing Molotov cocktails and wounding three soldiers on Wednesday night near Nablus.

Posted on February 27, 2014 .