Israeli forces kill Palestinian man in direct headshot
A Palestinian man has been killed as Israeli forces directly targeted his head with live bullet during a raid at town in south of the occupied West Bank.
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The Palestinian Health Ministry reported the incident early Tuesday, saying the fatality came about after the occupying regime's forces raided the town of Beit Amr near the city of al-Khalil, also known as Hebron.
The report identified the victim as Mufeed Akhlail.
According to the Red Crescent, 22 more Palestinians were also injured during the raid. Nine of the wounded were similarly targeted with the regime forces' live bullets, it added.
The current year has proven the deadliest for Palestinians since 2005, when the United Nations began keeping a record of the deaths.
Including today's fatality, more than 200 Palestinians have been killed as a result of the Israeli regime's deadly acts of aggression throughout the West Bank and the besieged Gaza Strip since the beginning of the year. The number includes scores of teenagers.
The Israeli regime occupied the Palestinian territories during a heavily Western-backed war in 1967.
Ever since, it has been dotting the occupied territories with hundreds of settlements, which have come to house thousands of settlers, and imposing draconian restrictions on the Palestinians' freedom of movement there.
Tel Aviv withdrew from Gaza in 2005, but has been keeping the coastal strip under intermittent and indiscriminate airstrikes as well as a crippling siege.