Israeli forces kill two, injure 10 in West Bank raid

2. Israeli Raid Murders
A fighter fires his weapon into the air during the funeral procession of two Palestinians killed in Nablus, in the occupied West Bank, on July 24, 2022. (Photo: AFP)

NABLUS, Palestinian Territories — Israeli forces killed two Palestinians and injured 10 others during an overnight raid in the occupied West Bank, officials on the two sides said Sunday, according to AFP.اضافة اعلان

The Palestinian health ministry identified the dead as Muhamad Azizi, 25, who it said was killed by a bullet to the chest, and Abdul Rahman Jamal Suleiman Soboh, 28, who was shot in the head.

The Palestinian Red Crescent reported treating 19 wounded in Nablus, including 10 people hit by live fire.

According to the Palestinian news agency, WAFA, Israeli occupation forces stormed the neighborhood of Al-Yasmina in Nablus after midnight. The Israeli troops cordoned off a house before “bombing the house with explosives and gunfire”, which killed Azizi and Soboh.

Israel’s security forces have launched near-daily operations in the West Bank since March. Israel has occupied the West Bank since 1967.

Nabil Abu Rudeineh, a spokesman for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, said in a statement to Voice of Palestine radio: “This Israeli crime will not defeat our people and will not break their will.”

“The entire region will remain in a cycle of violence until the occupation is ended and a just peace is achieved,” he added.

Thousands of Palestinians attended the funeral procession for the two deceased later in the day.

At least 52 Palestinians have been killed since late March, mostly in the West Bank, mostly civilians, including Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, a Palestinian-American dual national, who was covering an Israeli raid in Jenin.

Over the same period, 19 people — the majority Israeli civilians inside Israel — have been killed, mainly in attacks by Palestinians. Three Israeli Arab attackers have also been killed.

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