A member of the National Security Forces personnel was shot dead and another injured, during clashes with outlaws in Balata refugee camp, east of Nablus, in the occupied West Bank, said security sources.

Adnan Damiri, official spokesperson for the Palestinian security forces, told WAFA that, as security forces surrounded one of the gunmen, identified as Ahmad Abu Hamada, and asked him to surrender, he refused and started shooting at security forces, severely wounding Hasan Ali al-Hajj, an NSF personnel who later succumbed to his wounds. Another policeman was also reportedly injured.

Damiri said the Abu Hamada was injured during the clashes and was captured by police. He was then transferred to nearby Rafidia medical center for treatment where his condition was described as stable.

According to Damiri, Abu Hamada is wanted by Palestinian security for murder, weapon trade and shooting at security forces more than once.

(Photo: Samidoun Palestinian Solidarity Network)

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