– A 25-year-old Palestinian man identified as Amir Imar Abu Khadijeh was shot and killed this morning during an Israeli army raid and siege of his house in the village of Izbat Shoufa, southeast of the northern West Bank city of Tulkarm.
The Ministry of Health said Abu Khadijeh was brought to hospital in Tulkarm after he was hit by a bullet in the head that led to a complete laceration of the skull and forced the brain out of his head. He was also shot in the lower extremities.
Murad Droubi, a local activist, said a large Israeli army force raided the village, closed its main entrance and prevented movement of people and cars while the force surrounded a house in the village.
Witnesses said gunfire was heard during the siege of the house that resulted in the killing of Abu Khadijeh.
The Israeli occupation forces have killed 87 Palestinians since the start of the year, including 17 minors, two elderly men, and one woman.
Fatah movement and the National Action factions in Tulkarm governorate announced the comprehensive strike in mourning for the martyr Abu Khadija.
With the rise of the young Abu Khadija, the death toll has risen since the beginning of this year to (90 martyrs), including 17 children and a woman.
Meanwhile, the Israeli occupation forces today detained at least 12 Palestinians in raids at their homes across the occupied territories, according to various sources.
In the Jerusalem area, forces detained two siblings in a raid at their home in al-Ram town, north of the occupied city.
In Ramallah, Israeli occupation soldiers detained a wounded youth in the town of Beit Sira, west of Ramallah city.
Israeli occupation soldiers also detained a Palestinian youth in the village of Beir al-Basha, southwest of the city of Jenin, another during a raid and siege of a house in Izbat Shoufa village, southeast of Tulkarm city, during which a 25-year-old Palestinian was shot and killed in the same raid, and three others from the Nablus district, in the north of the West Bank.
In the south of the West Bank, Israeli occupation soldiers detained a 17-year-old minor in a raid at Wad Rahhal village, south of Bethlehem, and three men, including a man and his son, in the city of Hebron.