Palestinians say man killed throughout Israeli raid in West Bank


JERUSALEM — Palestinian well being officers stated a Palestinian man was killed by Israeli fireplace throughout a navy raid within the occupied West Bank on Monday.

It was the newest dying in a latest surge of violence within the territory. The Israeli navy has been conducting every day raids all through the West Bank because the spring.

The official Palestinian information company Wafa stated that troopers entered the Deheishe refugee camp close to town of Bethlehem early on Monday, sparking clashes with residents. The troopers then directed tear gasoline and opened fireplace on the crowd, it stated.

The company stated Omar Manaa, 22, was killed whereas six different Palestinians had been wounded. 4 had been arrested.

The Israeli navy stated troopers entered the camp to arrest three wished militants. It stated the troopers opened fireplace after the group hurled rocks and firebombs at them.

Palestinians later declared a common strike all through Bethlehem, shuttering colleges, companies and authorities places of work to protest the killing. The strike got here as town, revered by Christians because the birthplace of Jesus, is preparing for the busy Christmas season.

Rising Israeli-Palestinian tensions have made 2022 the deadliest yr within the West Bank and east Jerusalem within the long-running battle since 2006. Additional escalation seems doubtless, as essentially the most right-wing and non secular authorities in Israel’s historical past is poised to be put in within the coming weeks, with former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu returning to energy.

Greater than 140 Palestinians have been killed in Israeli-Palestinian combating this yr. The Israeli military says many of the Palestinians killed have been militants. However stone-throwing youths protesting Israeli military incursions and others not concerned in confrontations have additionally been killed.

Monday’s lethal taking pictures got here in opposition to the backdrop of months of Israeli arrest raids within the West Bank, prompted by a spate of Palestinian assaults in opposition to Israelis within the spring that killed 19 folks. The navy says the raids are supposed to dismantle militant networks and thwart future assaults, however the Palestinians say they entrench Israel’s open-ended occupation, now in its 56th yr. A latest wave of Palestinian assaults in opposition to Israeli targets killed a further 9 folks.

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