Israeli forces kill Palestinian teen in West Financial institution raid, Palestinians say

RAMALLAH: Israeli forces killed a 17-year-old Palestinian boy on Tuesday throughout a raid within the occupied West Financial institution, the Palestinian well being ministry mentioned. {The teenager}, Hamzeh al-Ashkar, was shot within the face by Israeli troopers who raided the northern metropolis of Nablus at round daybreak, the ministry mentioned.

There was no fast remark from the Israeli army.

The Den of Lions, a gaggle of Nablus fighters with free factional affiliations, mentioned a few of its members exchanged hearth with Israeli forces who had “stormed a housing space”.

The group mentioned {the teenager} who was killed was from the Askar refugee camp close to Nablus however didn’t say he was a gaggle member. Additionally early on Tuesday, Israeli forces arrested not less than 18 Palestinians within the northern occupied West Financial institution city of Burqin close to Jenin, the Palestinian Prisoners Membership advocacy group mentioned.

Israeli raid in West Financial institution kills 9 in deadliest conflict

The operations come throughout a time of heightened tensions which have drawn fears of an extra escalation in violence. On Jan. 27, a Palestinian gunman killed seven Israelis close to a synagogue in East Jerusalem, a day after an Israeli raid within the occupied West Financial institution metropolis of Jenin during which 10 Palestinians together with eight gunmen had been killed.

The Palestinian well being ministry mentioned not less than 42 Palestinians, civilians and militants, have been killed by Israeli forces and settlers since Jan. 1.

Israel says the raids are a safety measure focusing on suspected militants.

Palestinians think about the raids a type of collective punishment and say they’re preventing in opposition to a long time of Israeli occupation.

Israel army hits Gaza after rocket hearth regardless of US enchantment for calm

The violence has prompted requires calm on each side from the USA and worldwide organisations together with the United Nations.