A Palestinian shot and critically injured by Israeli forces during a recent confrontation in the occupied West Bank has died of his wounds.
The 23-year-old, identified as Tamer Nasharti from the Jenin refugee camp, was pronounced dead at Ramallah hospital on Monday after a few days, the Palestinian Information Center reported, citing the Palestinian Health Ministry.
Resistance groups have condemned the killing.
Dozens of Palestinians have been killed over the course of 2022 in attacks by Israeli forces in and around Jenin. The city is a focal point of Palestinian protests against the regime of Israel. In the occupied West Bank and the besieged Gaza Strip, Israel has killed nearly 200 Palestinians, including 43 children, in the same period. The United Nations says the regime has killed the highest number of Palestinians in the West Bank in 16 years.
Local and international rights groups have condemned Israel’s excessive use of force and “shoot-to-kill policy” against Palestinians.
Israeli forces arrest 17 Palestinians, including pregnant woman
Israeli forces also detained at least 17 Palestinians in a large-scale arrest campaign in several areas across the West Bank and al-Quds. The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said among those detained was 36-year-old Nihal Mohammad Ribee, who is in her fifth month of pregnancy. She was forcibly taken from her home in the town of Yatta in southern West Bank. Ribee’s husband and minor son were already being held behind Israeli bars.
Local activist Rateb al-Jabour told WAFA news agency Israeli soldiers also abducted two high school students in Yatta, and a fourth person was detained in the town of Dura, south of al-Khalil. Undercover Israeli agents arrested three Palestinians in Bethlehem. Regime forces also detained a former prisoner after forcing their way into the town of Burqin, west of Jenin. Three young Palestinians were also beaten and detained during a violent raid into their home in Sur Baher neighborhood of East al-Quds.
Thousands of Palestinians are held in Israeli jails. Hundreds have been imprisoned under the practice of administrative detention, which allows incarcerating Palestinian inmates without trial or charge.
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