Palestinian Officials Say Two Killed in Israel’s West Bank Raid

Sat Apr 20 2024
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TULKAREM, Palestinian Territories: Israeli troops killed a teenager and an adult in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian officials said on Friday.

Meanwhile, the Israeli army said it killed a “number of terrorists” in a raid.

Since early 2023, violence has spread across the West Bank, which Israel had occupied in 1967. The violence has further escalated since Israel-Hamas war broke out on October 7.

The Palestinian health ministry in Ramallah said Qais Fathi Nasrallah, 16, was killed by Israeli troops in northern West Bank’s Tulkarem refugee camp.

Wafa, the official Palestinian news agency, said he died after being “shot in the head by Israeli live gunfire.” It was not clear when he actually died.

The news agency further said Salim Faisal Ghanem, 30, was “killed by Israeli troops” on Friday in the nearby Nur Shams camp.

The Palestinian Red Crescent confirmed that one person was killed, but did not identify him, adding that two others were wounded in the shooting.

Israeli forces were stationed in the Nur Shams camp by Friday afternoon. According to media-men, armored vehicles were driving through the streets.

Israeli forces raided Nur Shams camp late Thursday and killed “a number of terrorists,” the army said in a statement.

Soldiers, police and security officials searched the building, made arrests and recovered explosives, the military added.

It announced that four Israeli soldiers were injured in this operation.

According to Palestinian officials, at least 469 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces and settlers in the West Bank since the start of Hamas attacks on Israel and the start of the war in Gaza.

The Israeli military says its frequent attacks target Palestinian militants, but the dead are mostly civilians.



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