"Israeli troops shoot Hebron family"
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"One witness said: "They [Israeli soldiers] came like wild dogs and when they did, they opened the door and started shooting. The soldier killed an old man, the head of the household.
Covered in blood
Witnesses at the scene accused the Israeli soldiers of firing at young children. Al-Jabari's daughter was still covered in blood when she described what happened.
"They shot my brothers and the children..."
Another article on the shootings:
"Palestinian civilian shot dead in raid on family home"
by Rory McCarthy in Hebron
Thursday June 7, 2007
The Guardian (U.K.)
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Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian man and seriously injured his wife yesterday in a night-time raid on a house in Hebron.
It was the latest in a series of military operations across the occupied West Bank in recent weeks in which militants and - according to Palestinians - civilians have been arrested and killed.
At around 2am yesterday, a squad of Israeli soldiers raided the house belonging to Yehya Isaq al-Jabari, 67. According to his sons and daughters, who were in the house at the time, the soldiers ran into the house and pushed one son to the floor. Mr Jabari then began a scuffle with the soldiers.
"My father pushed some of the soldiers," said Salih al-Jabari, 19. "Then one of the soldiers pulled the trigger and shot him in the jaw." His father fell to the floor, bleeding heavily. Moments later, the mother, Fatima al-Jabari, 60, appeared and began screaming at the soldiers.
"My mother tried to get them outside, but they said to her: 'Get away, get away.' And then they shot her in the head. None of us had fired one bullet." She was later taken to the city's al-Ahli hospital, where she was in a critical condition.
Two other sons were still in hospital: Kamal, 30, who was shot in the lower left leg, and Raja, who suffered a head wound.
The Israeli military confirmed there had been a raid on the house, where the military believed two wanted men were staying. A spokeswoman said the Palestinians in the house had thrown objects at the soldiers and that one of them had tried to seize a soldier's gun.
"As soon as the force entered the structure a group of around 10 Palestinians started to attack the force and wounded one of the officers. It led to a struggle in which a soldier had to open fire after a Palestinian grabbed his weapon," the spokeswoman said. The injured officer suffered light wounds, she said. Two people were arrested during the operation, she said.
Mustafa Barghouti, the Palestinian information minister, described the death as a "wilful killing" and called for an investigation.
On Saturday a man was shot dead in Nablus during another military raid. Palestinians said he was an unarmed shopkeeper, while the Israeli military said he was carrying a rifle.
A day earlier two children aged 14 were shot dead in northern Gaza.
The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights said the two were flying kites near a hidden Israeli military position. The Israeli military said they were trying to plant a "suspicious device" near the boundary fence with Israel....