Infiltrating Jewish Settlements, Palestinian Man Shot Dead by Israeli Soldiers. PHOTO/Reuters
JERUSALEM – A man Palestine was shot dead on Friday (26/5/2023), after being caught infiltrating the Jewish settlement Of West Bank occupied. This is the latest death toll in the Israeli-Palestinian tensions in Jerusalem.
As reported by the AP, the Israeli military stated that the man tried to stab a resident in the Tene Omarim settlement and was shot by an armed civilian. It said the infiltration had triggered an alarm and soldiers were scanning the area.
The Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed the death, but gave no further details on the identity of the victim.
The settlement is located near Hebron, a flashpoint city in the southern West Bank that is often a scene of friction between Palestinians and Jewish settlers.
The incident occurred while Jews were celebrating Shavuot, a festival marking the day on which Jews believe the Torah was given to Moses on Mount Sinai in Egypt.
It was the latest in more than a year in a spate of violence in the West Bank. During that time, Israel has expanded its near-nightly military offensive across the territory in response to increased Palestinian attacks.
At least 113 Palestinians have been killed in the West Bank and east Jerusalem this year, with nearly half of them belonging to armed militant groups, according to an Associated Press tally.
However, stone-throwing youths and people not involved in the violence also died. The Israeli army says the number of Palestinian militants killed is much higher. Meanwhile, Palestinian attacks on Israeli targets in the area have killed 20 people.
Israel captured the West Bank and east Jerusalem, along with the Gaza Strip, in the 1967 Middle East war. Palestinians seek these territories for a future state.
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