Israeli assault on occupied Jenin sees one officer killed and 13 Palestinians injured
An Israeli soldier has been killed following a raid on Jenin in the occupied West Bank on Friday.
Noam Raz died from wounds sustained during an assault on the Palestinian city, which has been subject to numerous Israeli raids over the past month.
Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was shot dead by Israeli forces on Wednesday while covering an offensive on Jenin refugee camp.
"Today we lost a real hero, Noam Raz - a brave (army) fighter ... (during a) complex and sensitive operation against terrorists," Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said in a statement.
Raz, 47, was a member of the Israeli police's 'Special Anti-Terror Unit' and a resident of an illegal settlement in the occupied West Bank, Haaretz reported.
He was injured in clashes with Palestinian fighters in the village of Burqin but died of his wounds in hospital shortly after.
The Palestinian health ministry said 13 Palestinians were injured, with two in critical condition.
AFP has recorded that 31 Palestinians and three Palestinian citizens of Israel have been killed since 22 March. Around 18 Israelis have been killed during the same period.
Abu Akleh, one of the Arab world's best-known journalists, was killed by Israeli forces on Wednesday despite wearing a press vest that clearly identified her as a member of the media.
Other journalists who attempted to reach Abu Akleh's body were fired on by Israeli forces.