News ID: 107454
Publish Date : 05 October 2022 - 21:23

WEST BANK (Dispatches) –
Zionist troops fatally shot a Palestinian man near the occupied West Bank city of Nablus on Wednesday during an army raid, according to the Palestinian health ministry.
A large number of Zionist troops, accompanied by army bulldozers, stormed Deir al-Hatab village near Nablus before surrounding a residential building and shooting at people inside.
The building is believed to house a Palestinian fighter who returned fire.
The Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, a Fatah-affiliated armed group, said its resistance fighters engaged in a firefight with Zionist troops. There was no immediate comment from the occupying regime’s army.
The Palestinian health ministry said in a statement that Zionist troops shot dead Alaa Nasser Ahmed Zaghal, 21, with a bullet to the head. It was not clear if Zaghal was a bystander or a Palestinian fighter.
At least three more Palestinians were wounded, including journalists Mahmoud Faouzi and Louay al-Samhan.
The raid comes amid high alert across the occupied territories, and sweeping restrictions on Palestinians as Zionists observe the holiday of Yom Kippur.
Zionist troops have ramped up their near-daily raid-and-arrest operations across the West Bank in recent months to stamp out a resurgence of Palestinian resistance, particularly in the northern cities of Nablus and Jenin.
More than 165 Palestinians have been killed by the Zionist regime’s fire this year, including 51 in the Gaza Strip and at least 110 in the West Bank and East Al-Quds. The death toll in the West Bank is the highest record in a single year since 2015.
At least two Zionist troops have been killed by Palestinian fire since May.

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