Publish date2 Mar 2023 - 14:58
Story Code : 585837

Young Palestinian succumbs to injuries sustained in Israeli raid on Jericho camp

A young Palestinian man has succumbed to the injuries he sustained in Israeli raid on a refugee camp in Jericho, occupied West Bank.
Young Palestinian succumbs to injuries sustained in Israeli raid on Jericho camp
The Palestinian Health Ministry said that 22-year-old Mahmoud Jamal Hamdan died of his serious injuries on Wednesday night after being shot by Israeli troops during a raid on Aqabat Jabr camp, located southwest of Jericho in the Jordan valley, Palestine’s official Wafa news agency reported.

On Wednesday, Israeli troops stormed the Aqabat Jabr refugee camp, following a shooting attack on a highway outside Jericho that left one Israeli soldier dead.

During the raid, the regime’s forces sealed off the camp and prevented ambulances and journalists from entering it. They also fatally wounded Hamdan, whom they accused of being involved in the attack.

Hamdan was arrested along with five others from one family including four brothers in their 50s and 40s and the son of one of them.

Hamdan’s death took the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli forces and settlers since the beginning of the year to 67.

Israeli forces occasionally break into Jericho, mainly the Aqabat Jabr refugee camp, and conduct searches.

Last month, they raided the camp and injured at least 13 Palestinians. The occupying regime’s forces also arrested three Palestinian young men during the attack, which took place on February 4.

The raid came almost a week after Israeli forces imposed a tight siege on Jericho after a resistance fighter opened fire at a nearby settler restaurant. 

Israeli forces launch raids on various cities of the occupied West Bank almost on a daily basis under the pretext of detaining what the regime calls “wanted” Palestinians. The raids usually lead to violent confrontations with residents.

Over the past months, Israel has ramped up attacks on Palestinian towns and cities throughout the occupied territories. As a result of these attacks, dozens of Palestinians have lost their lives and many others have been arrested.
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