Conflicts & War

Palestinian man killed during Israeli raid in Nablus, another wounded

Jerusalem, May 15 (EFE).- A Palestinian man was killed and another wounded in clashes sparked by a new military incursion by Israeli forces in Nablus, a city in the north of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian health ministry announced Monday.

In a statement, the ministry said that Saleh Mohammad Sabra, 22, died after being shot in the chest during an Israeli raid on Nablus on Monday morning.

Another man was also shot in the chest and is critical, the ministry added, Palestinian official news agency Wafa reported.

The Israeli army declined to provide any information to EFE about the operation in Nablus, a stronghold of Palestinian militias.

A “large army” raided Nablus, sparking “intense confrontations” in the Askar refugee camp, located in the eastern part of the city, Wafa said.

“Additionally, Israeli forces also raided the family house of the slain Palestinian youth Abdul-Fatah Kharousha, took its measures in preparation to demolish it,” the agency added.

Israel destroys the family homes of Palestinians accused of terrorist activity, a move widely criticized by several human rights organizations as “collective punishment.”

The area is experiencing its biggest escalation of violence since the Second Intifada, a major Palestinian uprising against Israel between 2000 and 2005

So far this year, 116 Palestinians have died in Israeli military incursions in the West Bank, including 20 minors, and another 19 people, including three children, have died on the Israeli side.

These incidents occur after a five-day escalation of attacks between Israel and Palestinian militias in the Gaza Strip.

On May 9, the Israeli army bombed targets of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror group in the Strip under the “Shield and Arrow” air strike operation, to which the militia responded by firing multiple volleys of rockets.

A total of 33 people have died in Gaza in this escalation, including at least 15 civilians, six of them children.

Two deaths have also been recorded on the Israeli side. EFE

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