Kopar Khairane
National

Israeli Army Describes the killing of a Palestinian teen in the West Bank as “counter-terrorism” activity

<p>According to the Palestinian health ministry and official media on Thursday, an Israeli soldier murdered a Palestinian teenager during a raid overnight in the occupied West Bank. The killing took place in the northern West Bank city of Qalqilya, where the army acknowledged conducting “counter-terrorism activity”.</p>
<p>Conflicts erupted as the occupying troops invaded the Naqar neighborhood west of Qalqilya, according to the official Palestinian news agency Wafa. “The occupation forces fired live and rubber bullets, stun grenades, and tear gas at the residents and their homes.”<img decoding=”async” class=”alignnone wp-image-99033″ src=”https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/07/theindiaprint.com-missed-mutual-fund-sip-heres-an-investing-sos-reading-requirement-for-what-happens-next-download-2023-07-27t182218.949.jpg” alt=”” width=”1123″ height=”747″ srcset=”https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/07/theindiaprint.com-missed-mutual-fund-sip-heres-an-investing-sos-reading-requirement-for-what-happens-next-download-2023-07-27t182218.949.jpg 275w, https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/07/theindiaprint.com-missed-mutual-fund-sip-heres-an-investing-sos-reading-requirement-for-what-happens-next-download-2023-07-27t182218.949-150×100.jpg 150w” sizes=”(max-width: 1123px) 100vw, 1123px” /></p>
<p>The 14-year-old victim was named as Fares Abu Samrah by the Palestinian health ministry, who also reported that he suffered head wounds before passing away. The event, according to the army, is being investigated.</p>
<p>The army said that a violent riot was started during counterterrorism operations in the city of Qalqilya, during which demonstrators threw rocks and molotov cocktails at the authorities. The military “reacted by opening fire into the air and used riot dispersal techniques. Hits were located,” it continued.</p>
<p>On Wednesday, a Palestinian was murdered in what the army also referred to as “counter-terrorism activity” in Nablus, the largest city in the northern West Bank. near a gunfight near Nablus on Tuesday, Israeli soldiers killed three Palestinian terrorists.</p>
<p>Since the 1967 Six-Day War, Israel has held the West Bank under occupation.</p>
<p>Since the beginning of last year, the region has seen a number of Palestinian assaults against Israeli targets as well as settler violence against Palestinian populations.</p>
<p>According to an AFP count collated from official sources on both sides, violence associated with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has so far this year killed at least 203 Palestinians, 27 Israelis, one Ukrainian, and one Italian.</p>
<p>On the Palestinian side, they comprise both citizens and fighters, whereas on the Israeli side, three Arab minorities are represented.</p>
<p>With the exception of east Jerusalem, which Israel has annexed, the West Bank is home to over three million Palestinians and around 490,000 Israelis who reside in settlements that are deemed illegal by international law.</p>

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