West Bank Palestinian killed in Israeli attack Palestinian Authority says

West Bank: Palestinian killed in Israeli attack, Palestinian Authority says

The Palestinian Ministry of Health announced on Friday that a Palestinian was killed by Israeli soldiers firing during a military operation in the occupied West Bank on Friday.

“Abdoul Rahim Fiez, 36, was killed in Aqaba in the northeast of the West Bank by an occupation bullet (Israel, editor’s note) in the head,” the ministry said in a statement.

An AFP photographer saw black smoke rising from a building during the raid.

After the withdrawal of Israeli forces, Palestinian residents flocked to a house that was attacked by soldiers. Some walls and ceilings were pockmarked by projectile impacts, a front wall had a hole several tens of centimeters long, and internal partitions were torn down.

When contacted by AFP, the Israeli army had not issued a statement or comment on the raid by the end of the morning.

Violence related to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been increasing again in recent days.

On Thursday, a Palestinian killed an Israeli soldier and wounded six others before being shot himself in a vehicle attack near a military checkpoint between Israel and the West Bank. The day before, a Palestinian teenager was shot dead after stabbing a civilian at a tram stop in Jerusalem.

Violence related to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has left at least 225 Palestinians, 32 Israelis, a Ukrainian and an Italian dead since the start of the year, according to an AFP count from official sources.

This number includes combatants and civilians on the Palestinian side and mainly civilians and three members of the Arab minority on the Israeli side.