Israeli forces shoot, kill Palestinian in West Bank raid

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OCCUPIED JERUSALEM — Israeli occupation forces shot and killed a Palestinian youth during a raid Saturday in a West Bank town neighboring annexed East Jerusalem.اضافة اعلان

The Palestinian health ministry identified the deceased as Fayez Damdum, 18, and said he was killed by a gunshot to his neck.

Israel has launched hundreds of raids into the occupied West Bank since March. According to the Palestinian health ministry, more than 150 Palestinians have been killed since the start of 2022, the Palestinian news agency, Wafa, reported.

On Thursday, a seven-year-old Palestinian boy died as Israeli occupation forces were arresting Palestinian youths in Tuqu, a village near Bethlehem.

The US State Department said on Friday it supported “a thorough and immediate investigation into the circumstances” of the boy’s death.

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