Palestine: Palestinian shot dead by Israeli settler in West Bank

By Abdelraouf Arnaout

JERUSALEM (AA): A Palestinian was killed by an Israeli settler in the northern West Bank on Friday, the Israeli army said.

Earlier, a Palestinian teen died of wounds after being shot by Israeli forces in Qalqilla and on Thursday morning another teen died after being shot by Israeli forces in Jenin.

“A Palestinian armed with knives and improvised explosive devices infiltrated the Dorot area farm, near Ma’ale Shomron illegal settlement where the owner of the farm monitored and neutralized him,” the army said.

The Palestinian Health Ministry said the Israeli army informed the Palestinian General Authority of Civil Affairs that the Palestinian has been identified as Abdul-Karim Badea’ Sheikh, 21, and confirmed his death.

Dorot farm area is an illegal settlement outpost located between the cities of Qalqilya and Salfit.

“The incident occurred during the predawn hours of Friday,” the army added.

Hours after the young man’s death, dozens of soldiers invaded Sneiria village, south of Qalqilia, before storming and ransacking his family’s home and several nearby homes.

The official Israeli Broadcasting Authority said that the Palestinian was shot dead by the settler.

The West Bank has witnessed a significant escalation by the Israeli army and settlers since last year.

Also Friday, the Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed the death of a Palestinian teen, Amir Mamoun Odah, 16, whom Israeli soldiers shot and seriously injured earlier in Qalqilia.

Thursday morning, the Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed the death of Walid Sa’ad Daoud Nassar, 14, who was seriously injured by Israeli army fire two days earlier when the soldiers killed six Palestinians in Jenin, in the northern West Bank.

With the killing of Sheikh, the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli forces and Israeli settlers since January has risen to 79.

14 Israelis were killed by Palestinian fighters and unknown assailants during that same period.

*Writing by Mahmoud Barakat

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[Photo: Israeli forces attack protest by Palestinians after 6 Palestinians killed by Israeli fire during a military raid in the West Bank city of Jenin, in Hebron on March 8, 2023. Photographer: Mamoun Wazwaz/AA]

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