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Israeli forces kill 67-year-old Palestinian farmer near Jenin

Oct. 29, 2008 9:27 A.M. (Updated: Oct. 29, 2008 9:27 A.M.)
Jenin - Ma'an - Invading Israeli soldiers shot and killed a 67-year-old Palestinian farmer in the northern West Bank town of Al-Yamun on Wednesday morning, witnesses said.

Witnesses said the man, Muhammad Abahra, heard noise near his agricultural storehouse, and as he went out with a hand lantern to check, he saw Israeli forces besieging the area and ransacking his neighbors' homes. They immediately shot him dead.

The witnesses added that Israeli forces stormed several homes leaving Abahra to bleed to death.

Abahra's son, Warrad was also killed by Israeli forces on 9 July 2005.

Separately Israeli forces seized 11 Palestinians during overnight raids in Nablus, Qalqilia, Jenin and Ramallah in the West Bank. They claimed a Kalashnikov machinegun was found with one of the arrestees in Salfit in the northern West bank.

***Updated at 13:35 local time
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