A Palestinian man has been killed by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank, according to Palestinian health officials. Palestinian state news agency WAFA said the victim was his 22-year-old Omar Mana’a, along with six of his Palestinians who were also injured.
The shootings near the city of Bethlehem on Monday come amid a crackdown on the territory by Israeli forces, with nearly daily raids in the occupied West Bank resulting in killings and arrests. WAFA said Israeli soldiers entered the Deheishe refugee camp outside Bethlehem in the morning, sparking clashes with a group of residents, firing tear gas and firing into the crowd.
The Israeli military said soldiers had entered the camp to arrest three “wanted militants”. The soldiers are said to have opened fire after the crowd hurled rocks and incendiary bombs. The latest killings come amid very high tensions and outbreaks of violence as the most right-wing government in Israel’s history is set to be installed in the coming weeks.
In the occupied West Bank, more than 10 of his Palestinians have been killed since last week, including his 23, who was shot dead at point-blank range by Israeli police in broad daylight on December 2. Years old he included Ammar Mufleh.
Footage from the Huwara incident shows Mukhle being held in a headlock by Israeli soldiers while two other men tried to drive him off. Attempting to break free from the soldier’s grasp, Mouffe appears to punch the soldier and tries to grab the rifle before the soldier draws his pistol and shoots multiple times as he falls to the ground.