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Palestinian well being officers say Israeli troopers have shot and killed a Palestinian man within the West Financial institution

ByThe Related Press

September 30, 2023, 4:33 AM

JERUSALEM — Israeli troopers shot and killed a Palestinian man within the West Financial institution late Friday, Palestinian well being officers stated, the most recent dying in a monthslong surge of violence within the occupied territory.

The Israeli navy stated that troopers had shot two Palestinians who hurled Molotov cocktails at a military publish close to the West Financial institution metropolis of Ramallah, the seat of the Palestinian authority.

The Palestinian Well being Ministry stated the troopers killed Muhammad Rumaneh from the hardscrabble Amari refugee camp in Ramallah. It didn’t determine his age, saying that Israeli authorities have been withholding his physique.

Israeli officers have advised up to now that holding onto the our bodies of Palestinians slain in safety incidents can deter assaults and forestall the exaltation of assailants at funerals that usually draw big crowds of protesters.

In lieu of a funeral, residents of Ramallah known as for a basic strike Saturday to pay tribute to Rumaneh. Pupil teams on the distinguished Birzeit College close to Ramallah known as off Sunday courses.

The incident was the most recent in a spiral of violence that has gripped the occupied territory for greater than 1 1/2 12 months. The Israeli navy has mounted near-nightly raids into Palestinian cities, typically prompting lethal clashes with residents. Militancy has surged amongst younger Palestinians who’ve misplaced hope of their management and within the prospect of a political decision to the battle.

Practically 200 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fireplace to this point this 12 months within the West Financial institution, based on a tally by The Related Press — the best dying toll in years. Israel says most of these killed have been militants, however stone-throwing youths protesting incursions in addition to harmless bystanders have additionally been killed.

Palestinian assaults in opposition to Israelis have killed greater than 30 individuals because the begin of 2023.

Israel captured the West Financial institution, together with east Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip, within the 1967 Mideast battle.

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