Twenty-year-old is fifth Palestinian killed by occupation forces in 2023
NABLUS: Israeli forces shot a Palestinian fighter who later died of his wounds within the West Bank Wednesday, the Palestinian fitness ministry said, as the navy mentioned coming underneath hearth at some stage in an operation.
Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigade, the armed wing of Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas’s Fatah movement, claimed the lifeless man as one of its individuals.
In a assertion, the health ministry stated “Ahmed Amer Salim Abu Junaid, 21, succumbed to essential wounds, after he became shot within the head via the career, this morning, in Balata refugee camp in Nablus.”
Clashes erupted early on Wednesday whilst troops entered the camp, the military stated.
“Several suspects fired on the (Israeli) forces who responded again with live fireplace,” the announcement said, indicating that one person become struck.
The Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigade stated in a statement that it “mourns its martyr” after Abu Junaid turned into killed in a “confrontation with the Zionist enemy army.”
The respectable Palestinian information enterprise, Wafa, stated that undercover Israeli forces had “infiltrated the camp and surrounded a house”. It brought that Israeli troops fired “stay bullets, stun grenades and tear gas”.
Abu Junaid became initially transferred to Nablus’s Rafidia sanatorium earlier than succumbing to his wounds several hours later, Wafa said.
He is the 5th Palestinian killed by means of Israeli forces within the West Bank since the start of the yr.
The inauguration in past due December of the most right-wing authorities in Israel’s history, led by using Benjamin Netanyahu, has sparked fears of a navy escalation inside the West Bank which Israel has occupied because the 1967 Six-Day War.
Two of Netanyahu’s intense-right coalition companions, who’ve a records of inflammatory comments approximately Palestinians, have taken rate of vital powers regarding the West Bank.
Last week, Israeli forces killed Amer Abu Zeitoun, sixteen, during some other operation in Nablus. Armed clashes had erupted among militants and Israeli forces, each facets stated.
Last year was the deadliest within the West Bank considering that United Nations data began in 2005, with extra than 150 Palestinians killed, the sector frame stated in December.