Palestinian killed by Israeli army fire in the occupied West Bank

A Palestinian was killed Saturday in the occupied northern West Bank by fire from Israeli soldiers, according to the Palestinian health ministry.

The ministry said the victim was named Rabbi Arafa Rabi, 32, noting that “he was shot in the head and taken to the Darwish Nazzal government hospital in Qalqilya. His condition was described as very critical and in He later died of his injuries. “

The Israeli army confirmed that “three suspects tried to enter illegally in Israel using aauto”.

“The soldiers present in the area stopped theauto to search her, but she escaped and hit a soldier, “she added, noting that the soldiers opened fire in her direction.

This happens in an atmosphere of acute tension between the Palestinians and the Israeli security forces, in particular in West Bank and East Jerusalem, occupied since 1967.

On Saturday, Israeli police reported that an Israeli was seriously injured after being stabbed in East Jerusalem.

THE media Israelis reported that the injured man was a religious Jew in his 20s.

Police added that the suspect fled after the attack but was subsequently “neutralized”, meaning police shot him in the Palestinian neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah.

The police did not release any further information on the identity of the attacker or his condition.

Tension has increased in recent months in the northern occupied West Bank, in particularly in the areas of Nablus and Jenin, strongholds of the Palestinian armed factions, where Jewish state forces stepped up their raids following bloody attacks on Israeli targets in March and April.

According to the United Nations, these raids, often punctuated by clashes with Palestinian residents, resulted in the deaths of over 100 people on the Palestinian side, the largest number of casualties. in West Bank in nearly seven years.

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