Israeli army kills Palestinian man during another West Bank arrest raid

AFP , Monday 5 Dec 2022

Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian man Monday when clashes broke out during an arrest raid in the occupied West Bank, official sources on both sides said.

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Palestinian mourners gather around the body of Omar Manaa, 22, during his funeral in the West Bank refugee camp of Deheishe near the city of Bethlehem, Monday, Dec. 5, 2022. AP


The Palestinian health ministry said "a citizen was killed by live bullets in the chest in Dheisheh refugee camp in Bethlehem" in the southern West Bank near Jerusalem.

The Palestinian Prisoners' Club advocacy group identified the dead man as Omar Manaa, 22, and said 14 others were arrested in overnight raids across the West Bank.

Israeli occupation said its troops opened fire during the arrest operation targeting alleged members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.

"During the operation suspects threw stones, firebombs and explosive devices at the forces, who responded with fire," the army claimed.

"A hit was identified," the army added in its statement, without confirming an individual death.

Israeli forces said they arrested Yahya al-Saadi, a senior member of the Islamic Jihad group in the northern West Bank.

At least 146 Palestinians and 26 Israelis have been killed so far this year across the West Bank, Israel and east Jerusalem.

Israel has occupied the West Bank and east Jerusalem since the 1967 Six-Day War.

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