Palestinian dies days after being shot in Israeli raid

AFP , Sunday 11 Sep 2022

A Palestinian succumbed to his wounds Sunday, five days after being shot by Israeli occupation forces during a home demolition in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian health ministry said.

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In this file photo women mourn the death of the two Palestinians killed during an Israeli raid in Jenin on Thursday 31 Mar, 2022. AFP


In a statement, the ministry confirmed "the death of the young man, Hamad Mustafa Hussein Abu Jelda, 24, after being shot by the Israeli occupation forces in Jenin camp a few days ago".

Security sources in Jenin told AFP that Abu Jelda had been shot during an Israeli forces raid on Jenin camp last Tuesday to destroy the home of Raad Hazem, who killed three Israelis in a deadly shooting attack in Tel Aviv's busy Dizengoff Street nightlife district on April 7, before being shot dead.

His father Fathi and brother Hamam are both wanted by Israel.

A petition by Hazem's family to prevent the demolition was rejected by Israel's supreme court on May 30.

The Tel Aviv shooting was part of a wave of deadly attacks on Israeli targets, mostly by Palestinians. In response, Israel launched near nightly raids on West Bank towns and cities that have killed dozens of Palestinians, including fighters.

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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