No less than 84 Palestinians have been killed to this point in 2023, placing this 12 months on observe be one of many bloodiest.
Israeli forces have shot lifeless a Palestinian man who they declare was approaching them with a knife drawn, the newest killing of a Palestinian within the occupied West Financial institution.
The Palestinian well being ministry introduced the demise of Yazan Omar Jamil Khasib, 23, who died “after the occupation [Israeli forces] opened hearth on him on the northern entrance of el-Bireh” metropolis close to Ramallah, within the occupied West Financial institution, on Friday.
Not one of the Israeli forces was harmed.
The Israeli military later stated its forces “noticed a suspect and requested him to establish himself”. They claimed the person then drew a knife and Israeli troops opened hearth and “neutralised” him, the military stated in an announcement, including the killing occurred near Beitin, a Palestinian village close to el-Bireh.
For the reason that begin of this 12 months, a minimum of 84 Palestinians, together with kids, have been killed by Israeli forces.
On Thursday, a minimum of 4 Palestinians, together with a young person, have been killed by Israeli forces within the occupied West Financial institution metropolis of Jenin. Every week earlier, Israeli forces killed three Palestinians in a Jenin raid and, lower than 48 hours later, six others have been killed in one other raid in the identical metropolis.
In January, Israeli troopers killed 9 Palestinians, together with an aged girl, throughout a large-scale operation carried out within the Jenin refugee camp.
Palestinian assaults towards Israelis led to the demise of 14 individuals in 2023.
Friday’s killing of the 23-year-old provides to the present spherical of bloodshed and places 2023 on observe to be one of many worst years for violence within the Palestinian territories for years.
Greater than 170 Palestinians have been killed in Israeli raids within the occupied West Financial institution and east Jerusalem in all of 2022, making final 12 months one the deadliest within the occupied territories since 2004, in keeping with the human rights group B’Tselem.
Throughout the identical interval in 2022, 30 Israelis have been killed, in keeping with information stories.