Palestinian killed, 16 wounded in West Bank raid: Palestinian ministry

AFP , Tuesday 6 Sep 2022

A Palestinian was killed and 16 wounded Tuesday when Israeli occupation forces entered Jenin in the occupied West Bank to carry out a home demolition, the Palestinian health ministry said.

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Palestinians look at a demolished house after it was destroyed by Israeli occupation forces during a raid by Israeli occupation forces in the West Bank city of Jenin, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022. AP


"The outcome of the Israeli aggression on Jenin at dawn today: a 29-year-old martyr and 16 wounded with bullets and shrapnel were admitted to hospitals," the ministry said.

Palestinian official news agency Wafa identified the dead man as Mohammed Musa Mohammed Sabaaneh, 29.

The Israeli occupation force claimed it entered Jenin overnight "in order to demolish the residence" of the perpetrator of a deadly shooting attack in Tel Aviv in April.

The Tel Aviv shooting was part of a wave of attacks on Israeli targets in which 19 people -- mostly Israeli civilians inside Israel -- were killed, mostly by Palestinians. Three Israeli Arab attackers also died.

In response, Israel launched near nightly raids on West Bank towns and cities. Human rights activists say Israel's policy of demolishing the homes of suspected attackers amounts to collective punishment, as it can render non-combatants, including children, homeless.

But Israel says the practice is effective in deterring some Palestinians from carrying out attacks.

Israel has occupied the West Bank since 1967, when it captured the territory from Jordan.

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