Local sources in Jenin, in the northern part of the West Bank, reported that one resident was left dead and dozens were injured on Saturday during armed clashes between Palestinian policemen and a number of gunmen in Bir Al-Basha town.
The man killed was identified as Amthal Ghannam Ghawadra, a fugitive who had been sentenced to a life term.The Public Relations office of the Police stated that a number of officers went to Bir Al-Basha to apprehend wanted fugitives, but came under fire the moment they entered the village.
The office added that the police returned fire, seriously wounding Amthal before confiscating his gun and moving him to a local hospital where he died of his injuries.
The Police also apprehended another fugitive, identified as Moammar Fayez Ghawadra, who was convicted as an accomplice to murder.
The Police are still heavily deployed in the town, and declared it a closed military zone.