Israel army kills Palestinian during West Bank refugee camp raid
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.
Israel's army said its troops opened fire during the arrest operation targeting alleged members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).
"During the operation suspects threw stones, firebombs and explosive devices at the forces, who responded with fire," the army alleged.
In the northern West Bank, Israeli forces arrested Yahya Al-Saadi, "a senior member of the Islamic Jihad [group] suspected of terror activity," the army said.
Palestinians mourn five killed by Israeli forces within 12 hours https://t.co/VCgybrOcS7— The New Arab (@The_NewArab) December 1, 2022
At least 146 Palestinians and 26 Israelis have been killed so far this year across the West Bank, Israel and Jerusalem.
Israel has occupied the West Bank and East Jerusalem since the 1967 Arab-Israeli war.