NABLUS: The Israeli military killed a Palestinian little one Thursday within the occupied West Financial institution metropolis of Nablus, the Palestinian well being ministry stated, the place armed clashes broke out with Israeli forces.
The well being ministry introduced “Amer Abu Zeitoun, 16, was killed by a bullet within the head fired by the occupation (Israeli) troopers throughout the aggression on Nablus at daybreak at this time”.
The Israeli military didn’t instantly reply to a request by AFP to touch upon the in a single day operation.
In a press release the Lions’ Den, an area Palestinian group, stated its fighters had been concerned within the in a single day clashes within the Balata refugee camp in Nablus.
Zeitoun is the fourth Palestinian killed by Israeli forces within the occupied West Financial institution for the reason that begin of the 12 months.
On Tuesday, 15-year-old Adam Essam Shaker Ayyad was killed in Bethlehem as Israel stated its forces fired on folks throwing rocks and Molotov cocktails.
In December, the United Nations stated 2022 had been the deadliest 12 months within the occupied West Financial institution since its information started in 2005 with greater than 150 Palestinians killed.
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The inauguration final week of essentially the most right-wing authorities in Israel’s historical past, led by Benjamin Netanyahu, has sparked fears of an escalation within the Palestinian territory occupied by Israel for the reason that 1967 Six-Day Conflict.
Two of Netanyahu’s extreme-right coalition companions, who’ve a historical past of inflammatory remarks about Palestinians, have taken cost of vital powers concerning the occupied West Financial institution.
Bezalel Smotrich holds the portfolio for Israeli settlement coverage within the territory, whereas Itamar Ben-Gvir serves as nationwide safety minister with powers over the border police pressure which function there.
They took workplace on the finish of a 12 months which noticed 230 Palestinians killed throughout Israel and the Palestinian territories, in response to an AFP tally.