A Palestinian man in his sixties died of a heart attack early on Saturday after Israeli forces raided his West Bank home, local media outlets reported.
The man is the third Palestinian to die in the West Bank as a result of Israeli raids since the occupation forces began searching for three missing settlers one week ago.
The man reportedly fought to keep the occupation forces from breaking into his home in the central West Bank town of Salfit.
Ma'an news agency cited Palestinian security sources who said the soldiers prevented his family from taking him to the hospital, leading him to die inside his home.
But villagers told Palestinian news agency Wafa that the man died after being rushed to a medical center in the nearby village of Bidya.
Both news agencies also said that two others from the village were badly wounded during Israeli raids on other homes, incluing one man whose arm was broken.
Search intensified for ‘missing’ teens
Meanwhile, Israel sent more troops to the occupied West Bank on Saturday to search for three missing teenagers it says were abducted by Palestinian Islamist group Hamas.
The army said it had also arrested another 10 Palestinians during its hunt - the latest in a series of detentions and raids that have raised tensions and triggered street clashes in the West Bank.
Hamas, which refuses to recognize Israel's existence, has neither claimed nor denied responsibility for the disappearance of the youths, who went missing near an Israeli settlement on June 13.
Hundreds of troops arrived around the city of Hebron on Saturday, a day after the army declared the area a closed military zone, and appeared to be carrying out searches, a Reuters witness said.
The army says it has searched more than 1,150 sites in the West Bank and arrested more than 330 Palestinians, including 10 more on Saturday.
Campaign group The Palestinian Prisoners Club said the army had arrested 37 people on Saturday.
has condemned the kidnapping of Gil-Ad Shaer and U.S.-Israeli national Naftali Fraenkel, both aged 16, and Eyal Yifrah, 19.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has criticized the extent of Israel's recent raids, saying they amount to collective punishment.
Presbyterian Church of U.S. to divest in companies dealing with Israel
In another development, the U.S.-based Presbyterian Church voted to divest in companies that deal with the Israeli regime to protest the regime’s brutal policies toward Palestinians.
The major American Christian denomination has now become the most prominent of mostly protestant church groups across the U.S. to endorse some sort of divestment against the Israeli regime, RT reported Saturday.
The top U.S. policymaking body for the Presbyterian denomination has opted to sell its stock in Caterpillar, Hewlett-Packard and Motorola Solutions by a vote of 310 to 303, ratifying a move that had failed two years prior. All three companies have been identified as making products used by the Tel Aviv regime in the occupied Palestinian territories.
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