Israeli forces kill unarmed Palestinian man in occupied West Bank | Israel-Palestine conflict News

Officials said 26-year-old Abdullah Sami Qalalweh was shot dead near the town of Huwara, south of Nablus.

Israeli forces shot dead an unarmed Palestinian man in the West Bank, the Palestinian Health Ministry said, in what the Israeli military described as an “attack” on soldiers at an army outpost the.

Abdullah Sami Qalalweh, 26, was killed Friday night by “ammunition by Israeli occupation forces near the town of Huwara, south of Nablus,” the Palestinian ministry said in a statement.

The official Palestinian news agency WAFA quoted Ahmad Jibril, a spokesman for the Palestinian Red Crescent, as saying the victim died minutes after being fatally shot by Israeli forces.

Qalalweh’s death brings the total number of Palestinians killed by Israeli forces this year to 36, including eight children and an elderly woman, WAFA reported. Six Israeli civilians, including a child, and a Ukrainian civilian were killed during the same time period in the occupied Palestinian territories.

The Israeli military said its forces “fired live ammunition into the air” after a suspect “walked towards an adjacent military outpost” to a military base in the Huwara area. It said Qalalweh “tried to attack one of the soldiers” and that “another soldier present on the spot fired in the direction of the suspect and hit him”.

The military confirmed that Qalalweh was unarmed.

Earlier on Friday, UN Human Rights chief Volker Turk called on Israel to “ensure that all activities of its security forces in the occupied West Bank including East Jerusalem, carried out with full respect for international human rights law”.

He emphasized adherence to “rules governing the use of force in law enforcement activities,” according to a statement from his office.

“The use of firearms is only permitted as a last resort, when there is an imminent threat to life or serious injury.”

The recent increase in killings by Israeli forces is part of an intensifying nightly assault, particularly in the occupied northern cities of Jenin and Nablus, under the banner of destroying resistance. limited armament of the Palestinians.

Civilians confronted Israeli forces in the attacks and innocent bystanders were killed, as were Palestinian militants in targeted assassinations and in armed clashes.

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