Palestinian well being officers say Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian man within the occupied West Financial institution
TEL AVIV, Israel — Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian man within the occupied West Financial institution, Palestinian well being officers stated Thursday, the newest dying in an unabating wave of violence.
The dying brings the variety of Palestinians killed within the West Financial institution this yr to 168, in accordance with a tally by The Related Press. It comes amid hovering tensions surrounding Israel’s persevering with raids into Palestinian areas within the territory and after the discharge to accommodate arrest of a Jewish settler accused of involvement within the killing final week of a 19-year-old Palestinian man.
Within the newest violence, the Palestinian Well being Ministry stated Thursday that Israeli troops killed Amir Ahmed Khalifa, 27, within the West Financial institution city of Zawata, north of the town Nablus. The realm has been a flashpoint for violence between Israeli forces and Palestinians within the present preventing.
The Israeli army had no instant remark.
Israel has been staging near-nightly incursions in Palestinian areas in what it says is a bid to dismantle militant networks and thwart future assaults. The raids have sparked among the worst preventing between the edges within the West Financial institution in some 20 years and have pushed up the dying toll.
Israel says most of these killed have been militants, however stone-throwing youths protesting the raids and others not concerned in confrontations have additionally been killed.
At the least 27 individuals have been killed in Palestinian assaults in opposition to Israelis this yr.
Israel captured the West Financial institution, together with the Gaza Strip and east Jerusalem, within the 1967 Mideast battle. The Palestinians search these territories for his or her hoped-for impartial state.