JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinian well being officers mentioned a Palestinian man was killed by Israeli fireplace throughout a navy raid within the occupied West Financial institution on Monday.

It was the most recent demise in a latest surge of violence within the territory. The Israeli navy has been conducting day by day raids all through the West Financial institution because the spring.

The official Palestinian information company Wafa mentioned that troopers entered the Deheishe refugee camp close to the town of Bethlehem early on Monday, sparking clashes with a bunch of native residents. The troopers then fired tear fuel and opened fireplace on the crowd, it mentioned.

The company mentioned Omar Manaa, 22, was killed, whereas six different Palestinians had been wounded. 4 individuals had been arrested.

There was no quick Israeli remark.

Rising Israeli-Palestinian tensions have made 2022 the deadliest yr within the West Financial institution and east Jerusalem within the long-running battle since 2006. Additional escalation seems probably, as essentially the most right-wing and non secular authorities in Israel’s historical past is poised to be put in within the coming weeks, with former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu returning to energy.

Greater than 140 Palestinians have been killed in Israeli-Palestinian combating this yr. The Israeli military says many of the Palestinians killed have been militants. However stone-throwing youths protesting Israeli military incursions and others not concerned in confrontations have additionally been killed.

Monday’s lethal capturing got here towards the backdrop of months of Israeli arrest raids within the West Financial institution, prompted by a spate of Palestinian assaults towards Israelis within the spring that killed 19 individuals. The navy says the raids are supposed to dismantle militant networks and thwart future assaults, however the Palestinians say they entrench Israel’s open-ended occupation, now in its 56th yr. A latest wave of Palestinian assaults towards Israeli targets killed an extra 9 individuals.

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