Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian Man in West Bank

A Palestinian hurls stones towards Israeli forces during a raid in the West Bank city of Nablus, 14 May 2023. EPA/ALAA BADARNEH
A Palestinian hurls stones towards Israeli forces during a raid in the West Bank city of Nablus, 14 May 2023. EPA/ALAA BADARNEH
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Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian Man in West Bank

A Palestinian hurls stones towards Israeli forces during a raid in the West Bank city of Nablus, 14 May 2023. EPA/ALAA BADARNEH
A Palestinian hurls stones towards Israeli forces during a raid in the West Bank city of Nablus, 14 May 2023. EPA/ALAA BADARNEH

Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian man during a raid in the city of Nablus early on Monday, the Palestinian health ministry said, the latest incident in more than a year of surging violence in the occupied West Bank.

The Israeli military said suspects hurled rocks and explosives and fired at its forces in Nablus, a flashpoint city where there have been regular raids and clashes. The soldiers shot at the suspects and "a hit was identified", the military said.

It added that the forces were in Nablus to prepare for the possible demolition of the home of a Palestinian suspected of killing two brothers from a Jewish settlement near the village of Huwara on Feb. 26.

The attack prompted a settler rampage in Huwara, during which a Palestinian man was killed and cars and homes were set alight while people were inside, Reuters reported.
The raid, near a refugee camp in a part of the West Bank where Palestinians exercise limited self-rule, sparked "intense confrontations" with Palestinian fighters, the Palestinian WAFA news agency reported.

The Nablus raid came after an Egyptian-mediated truce ended five days of fighting between Israel and Islamic Jihad in Gaza last week, in which 34 Palestinians and an Israeli were killed.

Israel-Palestinian violence has been intensifying for months, with frequent Israeli military raids and settler violence in the West Bank amid a spate of Palestinian attacks on Israelis.



UN Human Rights Chief: Situation in West Bank 'Drastically Deteriorating'

Palestinian Muslims gather at the Al-Aqsa mosques compound in Jerusalem, with the Dome of the Rock in the background, on the first day of the Eid al-Adha holiday marking the end of the Hajj pilgrimage to Makkah, on June 16, 2024. (PAFP)
Palestinian Muslims gather at the Al-Aqsa mosques compound in Jerusalem, with the Dome of the Rock in the background, on the first day of the Eid al-Adha holiday marking the end of the Hajj pilgrimage to Makkah, on June 16, 2024. (PAFP)
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UN Human Rights Chief: Situation in West Bank 'Drastically Deteriorating'

Palestinian Muslims gather at the Al-Aqsa mosques compound in Jerusalem, with the Dome of the Rock in the background, on the first day of the Eid al-Adha holiday marking the end of the Hajj pilgrimage to Makkah, on June 16, 2024. (PAFP)
Palestinian Muslims gather at the Al-Aqsa mosques compound in Jerusalem, with the Dome of the Rock in the background, on the first day of the Eid al-Adha holiday marking the end of the Hajj pilgrimage to Makkah, on June 16, 2024. (PAFP)

The United Nations human rights chief on Tuesday warned that the rights situation in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, was drastically deteriorating, while there had been "unconscionable death and suffering" in Gaza.

"The situation in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, is dramatically deteriorating," said Volker Turk, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

He said that as of June 15, 528 Palestinians, 133 of them children, had been killed by Israeli security forces or settlers since October, in some cases raising "serious concerns of unlawful killings."