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Ex-Palestinian prisoner killed by Israeli forces in West Bank raid

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
This file photo shows Ashraf Ebrahim, a Palestinian young man who succumbed to injuries he sustained during an Israeli raid on Jenin in the occupied West Bank on May 29, 2023.

Israeli forces have fatally shot a former Palestinian prisoner in a raid conducted on several areas in the occupied, northern West Bank city of Jenin.

On Monday morning, Ashraf Mohammad Ibrahim, 37, who served as an officer in the General Intelligence Service, succumbed to injuries he sustained during an Israeli raid in Jenin in the early hours of the day, according to a statement by the health ministry.

Six Palestinians were arrested in the raid that also left eight people injured.

Ebrahim's death brings to 56 the number of people killed by Israeli fire in May.

Israeli forces launch raids on various cities of the occupied West Bank almost on a daily basis under the pretext of detaining what the regime calls “wanted” Palestinians. The raids usually lead to violent confrontations with residents.

Over the past months, Israel has ramped up attacks on Palestinian towns and cities throughout the occupied territories. As a result of these attacks, dozens of Palestinians have lost their lives and many others have been arrested.

Most of the raids have focused on Nablus and Jenin, where Israeli forces have been trying to stifle a growing Palestinian resistance in the occupied cities.

The latest raid comes as Israel’s recent acts of violence at the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the occupied al-Quds have drawn wide condemnations.

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