March 22, 2023

Ramallah, occupied West Financial institution – Israeli forces have shot and killed a younger Palestinian man within the southern occupied West Financial institution.

Mohammad Jawabreh, 22, was shot within the head throughout confrontations on the Arroub refugee camp north of Hebron on Thursday afternoon, and succumbed to his wounds on Friday earlier than daybreak, native medics stated.

He was admitted to the intensive care unit upon arriving at al-Ahli hospital within the metropolis and remained there till his demise.

Jawabreh was a police officer with the Palestinian Authority (PA) and labored in Bethlehem metropolis. He was additionally an undergraduate pupil in media know-how on the Palestine Technical College – Kadoorie, the varsity stated in a statements morning him.

Translation: Younger Mohammad Jawabreh (22 years outdated) has died on account of his accidents sustained in confrontations within the Arroub Camp in Hebron final evening.

Israeli forces have killed 65 Palestinians, together with 13 youngsters, this yr to this point, and injured a whole bunch of others, making the primary two months of 2023 the deadliest for Palestinians in contrast with the identical interval since 2000.

The Palestinian well being ministry stated in a press release on Wednesday that the “begin of this yr is the bloodiest within the occupied West Financial institution for the reason that yr 2000, not less than. Previously 22 years, we have now not recorded this variety of martyrs, within the first two months of a yr.”

Confrontations with Israeli forces had damaged out on Thursday throughout the occupied West Financial institution in response to Israel’s killing of 11 Palestinians and wounding greater than 100 others within the metropolis of Nablus a day earlier, in what was described as a “bloodbath”.

Among the many victims had been three aged males – aged 72, 66 and 61 – and a 16-year-old boy. Greater than 80 different Palestinians had been shot with stay ammunitionand a whole bunch suffered from tear fuel inhalation.

important situation

Individually, the Palestinian Ministry of Well being reported late on Thursday evening that two Palestinian males had been shot by Israeli settlers who had descended on the Palestinian village of Qusra in Nablus, and are in important situation.

Armed teams within the besieged Gaza Strip responded to the Israeli military raid in Nablus by launching rockets at Israel late on Wednesday and threatening a wider escalation.

On Thursday, a common strike swept throughout the whole 1967-occupied Palestinian territory of the West Financial institution, East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip, with all features of every day life coming to a halt in protest to the killings. Confrontations came about in a number of cities, villages and refugee camps throughout the occupied West Financial institution.

The Nablus-based Lions’ Den armed group – whose members had been attacked through the Israeli raid – known as on males throughout the occupied Palestinian territory to take to the streets and protest at midnight (22:00 GMT) on Thursday – a name that was heeded by hundreds within the cities and villages of Ramallah , Jenin, Nablus, Tulkarem, Hebron, Jerusalem, and Qalqilya, amongst others.

“We all know that separation is troublesome and that martyrdom is chosen by the youth of this nation, however we derive our energy from you, we rely on you,” the Lions’ Den stated. “Throughout the battle, between the sounds of explosions and bullets, we had been looking for your voices, the sound of chants, and each time we heard them, we knew we had been on the precise path.

“Emerge, as a lot as potential, into the streets, in each metropolis … in order that the world can hear the trail our folks have chosen,” he continued.

The lethal raid in Nablus on Wednesday marked the very best variety of Palestinian fatalities in a single Israeli operation within the occupied West Financial institution since 2005, in keeping with United Nations figures.

It was additionally the third main Israeli operation within the West Financial institution for the reason that begin of the yr and underneath Israel’s new excessive right-wing authorities, which was sworn in, in late December.

Together with the near-daily killings of Palestinians which have persevered for greater than a yr, the brand new governing coalition led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been taking unilateral steps resembling saying main unlawful settlement constructing tasks, growing demolitions of Palestinian houses and imposing collective punitive measures towards Palestinian prisoners, all of which threaten to trigger an explosive scenario on the bottom.

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