Falah Abu Maria, a 53-year-old Palestinian, was killed by IDF fire during an arrest operation in Beit Ummar, north of Hebron in the West Bank on Wednesday night. A Kfir Brigade force entered the home of one of the wanted individuals and encountered resistance, including
an attempt to choke one of the soldiers.
The troops were pelted with rocks when they left the residence, requiring them to provide cover fire. Abu Maria was struck and died of his wounds. The incident occurred less than 24 hours after a 21-year-old Palestinian was killed on Wednesday near Jenin during riots that developed after the arrest of a Palestinian.