Conflicts & War

Palestinian wounded in West Bank clash with Israeli troops dies

Jerusalem, June 24 (EFE).- A Palestinian man died on Saturday due to injuries sustained during clashes with Israeli troops following an army raid in the occupied West Bank a day earlier, adding to the escalating violence that has claimed 21 lives this week.

According to the Palestinian health ministry, Tareq Musa Idris, 39, died from a gunshot wound to the abdomen suffered on Friday in the city of Nablus, located in the northern part of the West Bank.

Idris was admitted to a local hospital in critical condition and passed away on Saturday afternoon, the ministry said.

Meanwhile, the Israeli army stated that its troops conducted “anti-terrorist activities” in Nablus during the early hours of Friday, resulting in the arrest of three suspects.

A military spokesperson reported that armed individuals opened fire on the Israeli forces, who responded with gunfire.

The announcement of Idris’ death comes at a time of renewed tension in the West Bank, where a Palestinian opened fire at an Israeli military checkpoint on Saturday morning, lightly injuring two security guards before being shot dead.

Additionally, Israeli settlers attacked the Palestinian village of Umm Safa, setting houses on fire and damaging vehicles, as reported by the official Palestinian news agency Wafa.

According to the news agency, some armed settlers fired shots at an ambulance and a group of journalists, resulting in minor injuries to a Palestinian doctor.

These incidents occur amid heightened tensions in the West Bank, where 17 Palestinians and four Israelis have died this week due to the escalating violence.

The West Bank is currently experiencing its deadliest violence in two decades, with 142 Palestinians, including 23 minors, killed so far this year.

The Israeli military has intensified its raids in the area, particularly in the northern regions of Nablus and Jenin.

The region has witnessed the emergence of new Palestinian armed groups, leading to an increase in attacks against Israelis, as well as acts of aggression by settlers.

On the Israeli side, 25 people, mostly settlers, including five minors, have lost their lives in Palestinian attacks. EFE


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