JERUSALEM, Palestine

An Israeli soldier was killed in the Israeli-occupied West Bank when a Palestinian man struck him in the head with a stone, the Israel army said Tuesday.

A military statement said the soldier, Amit Bin Egal, 21, from the army’s Golani Brigade was killed during an overnight raid carried out to arrest a Palestinian in the city of Jenin in the northern West Bank.

The statement did not provide further details.

The Israeli army frequently conducts wide-ranging arrest campaigns across the occupied West Bank on the pretext of searching for “wanted” Palestinians.

*Writing by Zehra Nur Duz

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