IDF forces surrounded an area of Nablus on Tuesday on a manhunt for Abed al-Karim Adel Asi, suspected of killing Rabbi Itamar Ben-Gal.

One Palestinian reported killed, 110 wounded in clashes with IDF
A masked Palestinian demonstrator uses a slingshot to hurl stones towards Israeli troops during clashes near the West Bank city of Nablus, December 29, 2017.. (photo credit: REUTERS/MOHAMAD TOROKMAN)


The Palestinian Health Ministry on Tuesday said that one Palestinian youth had been killed in clashes with the IDF in the city of Nablus.

According to the Red Crescent ambulance service, 110 people were wounded during the clashes. 32 were wounded by live fire, 51 from tear gas inhalation, 26 by rubber bullets and one was hit by a vehicle. The Health Ministry stated that six people were wounded critically.

“During the activity a violent riot was instigated as approximately 500 Palestinians hurled rocks, firebombs and explosive devices and fired live rounds at IDF (soldiers, and in addition the rioters built rock barriers,” an IDF statement said.

The troops “responded with riot dispersal means and fired warning shots in the air,” it said. “A report regarding a Palestinian being killed and several injured… is being reviewed.”

The IDF had surrounded the city in a manhunt for the suspected killer of Rabbi Itamar Ben Gal, who was murdered on Monday in Ariel.

Ben-Gal was killed on Monday while waiting for a bus in Ariel. The suspect, 19-year-old Israeli Arab Abed al-Karim Adel Asi, was, according to his mother, a troubled teenager who had spent years bouncing from one state institution to the next.

Ben-Gal was buried on Monday afternoon in Har Bracha, the settlement in which he lived with his wife and four children.

Earlier on Tuesday, the IDF killed Ahmad Nasser Jarrar, who was suspected for the murder of Rabbi Raziel Shevach. Shevach was killed in the Havat Gilad outpost where he lived, near Nablus.

As reported by The Jerusalem Post