Israeli forces kill Palestinian in West Bank raid

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JENIN, Palestinian Territories — Israeli forces killed a Palestinian youth during a raid on Monday, the Palestinian health ministry said. اضافة اعلان

The ministry charged that the youth killed in the northern Jenin area was a civilian, who was named as Mahmoud Al-Saadi, 19, by the city’s Deputy Governor Kamal Abu Al-Rub.

“A civilian succumbed to critical wounds after he was hit by live occupation (Israeli) bullets in the abdomen, in Jenin,” the ministry said in a statement, adding that two others were seriously wounded.

Israeli occupation forces said that alongside using “live fire towards a suspect”, nine others had been arrested across the West Bank.

The official Palestinian news agency Wafa reported that the Jenin area clash broke out as Israeli forces “besieged a house”.

After the shooting, a large crowd massed around Saadi’s body, which was wrapped in white cloth.

Violence has flared this year in the West Bank, where Israel has launched near-daily raids since a series of attacks in Israel that killed dozens of civilians.

Abu Al-Rub told AFP that 52 Palestinians had been killed by Israeli forces in Jenin since the beginning of the year.

The UN says more than 125 Palestinians have been killed this year across the West Bank.

Israel has occupied the territory since the 1967 Arab-Israeli War.

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