Rabid dog Israeli troops raid West Bank village, kill Palestinian youth


Israeli forces have shot and killed a 21-year-old Palestinian during a raid in a village near the West Bank city of Ramallah.

The incident took place in the village of Nabi Salih on Wednesday during clashes, which erupted after Israeli troops stormed a number of houses there.

The Palestinian Health Ministry identified the victim as Izza Abdul-Hafiz al-Tamimi, adding that Israeli forces had directly fired three bullets at him.

Palestinian activist Bilal Tamimi told the official Wafa news agency that Israeli soldiers prevented Palestinian medical teams from attending the youth.

Another Palestinian was also injured in the Nabi Salih clashes.

In recent months, Israel has stepped up its extrajudicial killings of the Palestinians in the occupied territories.

Israeli troops have on numerous occasions been caught on camera brutally killing Palestinians, with online videos going viral and sparking widespread outrage.

On Friday, Razan al-Najjar, 21, a Palestinian paramedic, was fatally shot in the chest while treating injured Gaza protesters in a medical staff uniform.

The shooting triggered international condemnations, with Palestinian Health Minister Jawad Awwad describing it as “a war crime.”

Tensions have been running high in Gaza since March 30, which marked the start of a series of protests, dubbed “The Great March of Return,” demanding the right to return for those driven out of their homeland.

More than 120 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces since the return rallies began.

The Gaza clashes reached their peak on May 14, the eve of the 70th anniversary of the Nakba Day (the Day of Catastrophe), which coincided this year with the US embassy relocation from Tel Aviv to occupied Jerusalem al-Quds.

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