Israeli troops kill Palestinian during West Bank clashes

Israeli forces killed a young Palestinian man during a raid on the northern occupied West Bank governorate of Tubas.

The Palestinian Health Ministry identified the man as Younis Ghassan Tayeh, 21, and said he had been killed after being shot in the chest on Wednesday in the al-Faraa refugee camp, a few kilometers south of Tubas city.

Israeli forces had raided the refugee camp at 6:00am (03:00GMT) in the latest of what have become daily incursions by the army across the occupied West Bank. The Israeli forces said Wednesday that troops killed a Palestinian after he threw a firebomb at them during clashes as they carried out an overnight arrest raid and attempted to arrest a wanted person in the Faraa refugee camp.

This comes as the Palestinian Ministry of Health has said that Israeli forces have killed more than 140 Palestinians in the 1967-occupied territories so far in 2022, including 49 people killed during Israel’s recent three-day offensive on the Gaza Strip.

Meanwhile, more than 6,960 Palestinians have been wounded in the occupied West Bank by the Israeli army in the same time period, according to OCHA.

Nineteen people have also been killed in attacks carried out by Palestinians in Israel and the occupied West Bank in 2022.