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“Israeli” Forces Murder 22-Year-Old Palestinian in Violent Northern West Bank Raid

“Israeli” Forces Murder 22-Year-Old Palestinian in Violent Northern West Bank Raid
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By Staff, Agencies

A young Palestinian man has been murdered by “Israeli” Occupation Forces [IOF] troops during a raid on a town in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian health ministry has said.

The official Palestinian news agency WAFA, citing local sources, reported that 22-year-old Moamen Omar Abu Asal was critically wounded after “Israeli” troops stormed the town of Anabta, located 9 kilometers [5.5 miles] east of Tulkarm, on Saturday morning and opened fire on local residents.

He was transferred to Thabet Thabet Governmental Hospital in Tulkarm, where he was pronounced dead later.

Local sources, requesting anonymity, said “Israeli” forces raided the town from the Enab military checkpoint, roamed its main streets and stationed along al-Sikka Street, before firing indiscriminate shots. The Palestinian youth was struck with a bullet and seriously injured.

During the raid, “Israeli” troops also detained two siblings of veteran Palestinian prisoner Muhammad Nassim Abdo after breaking into their homes and ransacking everything inside.

WAFA also reported that at least 11 Palestinians were injured on Saturday during an “Israeli” military incursion into the Aqabat Jabr refugee camp, southwest of Ariha.

According to security sources, Israeli forces fired live bullets and stun grenades to intimidate locals as they stormed the camp.

According to security sources, “Israeli” forces assaulted and beat up members of two Palestinian families in the camp with rifle butts during the raid.

Moreover, “Israeli” troops carried out a wide inspection campaign in the Ain al-Sultan refugee camp and al-Duyuk al-Tahta village, where they rounded up a number of local residents before releasing them hours later.

Since the apartheid “Israeli” entity unleashed a war on the besieged Gaza Strip in early October 2023, casualties have been rising in the West Bank as a result of intensified near-daily “Israeli” raids into villages and cities in the occupied territories.

At least 530 Palestinians have been martyred in the West Bank by “Israeli” forces or extremist Jewish settlers since the war began. According to the UN, 2023 was the deadliest year yet for Palestinians in the West Bank since the United Nations began keeping such records in 2005.

At least 36,731 Palestinians, most of them women and children, have also been martyred in “Israeli” attacks across the Gaza Strip over the past eight months.