Ali Waked
June 5, 2008 - 6:25pm,7340,L-3552378,00.html

Palestinian sources said a man was shot dead Thursday by IDF soldiers who intervened in clashes between rival clans near the West Bank city of Hebron.

The IDF said soldiers came upon a group of armed Palestinians in the Jabel Juar area, opened fire in their direction and identified a hit.

According to the Palestinians, during clashes that erupted between members of the Rajabi and Ajlouni clans, Israeli soldiers that arrived at the scene opened fire at an armed Palestinian from the Ajlouni clan and killed him on the spot.

In a previous clash that took place between the clans a few months ago IDF soldiers shot and killed and armed member of the Rajabi family.

"The army has evened the score with the killing of an Ajlouni clan member, but to our misfortune the families won't look at it that way and will continue to seek vengeance," a Hebron resident said. The dispute between the two clans began four years ago apparently over the theft of a motorcycle. Two days ago the violent clashes resumed and a Palestinian teenager was killed in the crossfire.


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