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Israeli forces kill Palestinian, shoot journalists in West Bank

2. Palestine
Israeli military vehicles and a bulldozer in the West Bank village of Deir Al-Hatab east of Nablus, on October 5, 2022. (Photo: AFP)

DEIR AL-HATAB, Palestinian Territories — Israeli occupation forces killed a Palestinian and injured at least two others on Wednesday during a raid near Nablus in the West bank, the Palestinian health ministry said.اضافة اعلان

Alaa Zaghal, 21, was shot in the head by a round “fired by the occupation (Israeli) army,” a statement read.

Israeli forces also shot at and injured two journalists, an AFP journalist at the scene witnessed. Both were struck in the shoulder, according to Wafa, the official Palestinian news agency.

Wafa said the two journalists were employees of the state television network Palestine TV. A third person, a cameraman for the station, suffered a gunshot wound to the hand.

Residents said the army had surrounded a house inside the village, which lies east of Nablus.

The raid came as Hussein Al-Sheikh, secretary-general of the Palestine Liberation Organization, visited Washington for talks with US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan.

The White House on Tuesday said that Sullivan had “stressed the need to take steps to de-escalate tensions in the West Bank by countering terrorism and incitement”.

The shooting is the latest Israeli violence to hit the West Bank, an area that has seen near daily Israeli violence since an escalation that began in March.

Since March, Israel has launched hundreds of raids in the northern West Bank, including Nablus and Jenin.

More than 100 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces since the beginning of the year.

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