Israeli forces killed a Palestinian on Thursday during an operation in the occupied West Bank, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health.
Samir Aouni Harbi Aslan, 41, was killed after a bullet fired by the Israeli occupation army passed through his chest
", during an incursion into the Qalandiya refugee camp, north of Jerusalem, the ministry said in a brief statement.
land of violence
The Israeli army said it carried out an operation in this camp, during which “
suspects threw rocks and cobblestones from roofs towards the soldiers, putting their lives in danger
The soldiers responded with riot dispersal equipment and live ammunition
" and hit one person, the army added in a statement.
According to Mohammed Saed, a local official, Samir Aouni Harbi Aslan was killed while trying to intervene during the arrest of his son by the Israeli armed forces.
He was killed in his house but he was not involved in the clash, he was just trying to defend his son
," Mohammed Saed told AFP.
Dozens of men took part in the funeral of Samir Aouni Harbi Aslan in the Qalandiya refugee camp in the afternoon.
He is the seventh Palestinian killed since the beginning of the year in violence with Israeli forces or civilians in the West Bank, Palestinian territory occupied by Israel since 1967.
According to the Palestinian Prisoners Club, 18 people were arrested overnight from Wednesday to Thursday in Israeli military operations in the West Bank.
The army notably carried out a raid in Nablus, during which two Palestinian journalists were injured, reported the Palestinian Red Crescent.
They were admitted to Rafidia hospital in Nablus, according to an AFP photographer on site.
In another Israeli incursion into Nablus the day before, a fighter from the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, the armed wing of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah party, was killed.
Wrapped in a Palestinian flag, the body of Ahmed Abu Junaid was carried through the Balata camp on Wednesday as men fired into the air, an AFP journalist noted.
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The year 2022 has been the deadliest in the West Bank since the end of the Second Intifada, the Palestinian uprising from 2000 to 2005, according to the UN.
According to an AFP count, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has killed at least 201 Palestinians (including 150 in the West Bank) and claimed the lives of at least 26 Israelis in 2022.
Since a wave of anti-Israeli attacks in March and April 2022, the army has stepped up operations in the areas of Jenin and Nablus, strongholds of armed Palestinian factions, in the northern West Bank.