Palestinian teenager killed by Israeli forces in Nablus raid

Palestinian teenager killed by Israeli forces in Nablus raid
Mohammed Mahmoud Raja Eid, 19, died from his injuries from Israeli army gunfire in Nablus, north of the occupied West Bank.
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07 March, 2024
Tensions have been high across the West Bank since October 7, which has been under military occupation by Israel since 1967 [GETTY]

A 19-year-old Palestinian shot by Israeli forces in the West Bank on Monday has succumbed to his wounds, Palestinian news agency Wafa reported.

Mohammed Mahmoud Raja Eid was shot in the chest during an Israel raid in occupied Nablus on Monday which also killed 16-year-old  Palestinian  Mustafa Abu Shalbak.

The teenager was shot in the neck and chest, the Palestinian health ministry said. Another three were reportedly injured, and several Palestinians were detained.

Monday also saw Israeli forces kill 10-year-old Amr Mohammad Ghaleb Najjar as he travelled in his father's car in the West Bank village of Burin.

On Thursday, Israeli forces raided the town of al-Tira in central Ramallah, detaining two women, including Palestinian journalist Bushra al-Taweel, witnesses told Anadolu.

Israeli forces also raided the town of Tamoun, where at least 13 Palestinians were arrested, and the city of Qalqilya and nearby villages, in the occupied West Bank.

Attacks by Israeli forces and settlers throughout the occupied West Bank have risen since 7 October, when Hamas launched a surprise assault on Israel resulting in a brutal assault on Gaza by Israel. It followed months of deadly raids by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank.

Israeli military assaults in the occupied West Bank have intensified since the start of the war on Gaza, along with the expansion of illegal settlements, with at least 424 Palestinians killed and over 4,000 injured there since October, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health.

Last year, around 4,000 Palestinians were displaced from homes and land in the occupied West Bank following a wave of attacks by Israeli forces and settlers, according to a report published on Wednesday by the UN's Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

It saw Palestinians subjected to harassment, abuse and land encroachment as the Israeli government allowed settlement expansion and failed to penalise violence by extremist settlers.