Salah Tawfiq Sawafta, 58, was shot within the head throughout an Israeli military raid on the village of Tubas.
Ramallah, occupied West Financial institution – Israeli forces have killed a Palestinian man throughout a raid on the northern West Financial institution metropolis of Tubas.
The Palestinian well being ministry recognized the person as 58-year-old Salah Tawfiq Sawafta, and stated he succumbed to his wounds after he was shot within the head earlier on Friday.
In keeping with state information company WAFA and different native media shops, Sawafta was returning dwelling from daybreak prayers on the mosque close to his dwelling when he was shot.
A video stated to be taken on the time of the taking pictures seems to indicate Sawafta unarmed and trying to enter a retailer earlier than being shot. Al Jazeera couldn’t independently confirm the video.
Israeli forces had raided Tubas at daybreak on Friday. “Through the exercise within the village of Tubas, a lot of armed males threw Molotov cocktails and opened fireplace on the forces who responded with fireplace,” the Israeli military stated in a press release.
One other Palestinian man sustained accidents to his leg from stay ammunition.
Sawafta had despatched out invites to his daughter’s marriage ceremony just lately, on account of happen subsequent week.
Press sources: “Salah Sawafta, Abu Jbara, 60 years outdated, handed away on account of accidents within the head when he completed Fajr prayer and left the mosque in Tubas.” pic.twitter.com/juzSRt4IbH
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The Israeli military conducts raids on Palestinian cities and villages on a near-daily foundation to hold out search and arrest raids, which frequently end in Palestinians being killed or injured.
Thursday marked 100 days since Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was killed by Israeli forces whereas she was overlaying a army raid on Jenin within the northern occupied West Financial institution.
Israel has killed 134 Palestinians within the occupied territories this 12 months, in keeping with the Palestinian well being ministry. This consists of the 49 Palestinians killed within the latest three-day offensive on the Gaza Strip, amongst whom had been 17 youngsters.
Nineteen folks have been killed in assaults carried out by Palestinians in Israel and the occupied West Financial institution in 2022.