Nabil Ahmed Ghanem was killed as he tried to cross Israel’s separation wall in Qalqilya metropolis within the occupied West Financial institution.
Israeli forces have killed a 53-year-old Palestinian man close to the separation barrier in Qalqilya metropolis within the north of the occupied West Financial institution, in line with Palestinian information company Wafa.
The sufferer, recognized as Nabil Ahmed Ghanem by the Palestinian well being ministry, was shot useless on Sunday close to the village of Jaljulia. He was a resident of the northern West Financial institution metropolis of Nablus.
Wafa reported that Ghanem has been shot at whereas making an attempt to cross the separation barrier. He was among the many tens of 1000’s of West Financial institution Palestinians who usually search work in Israel.
An Israeli military spokesperson mentioned forces had shot at “a suspect who vandalised the safety fence”, which the Palestinians and plenty of rights organisations have dubbed an “apartheid wall”.
The Worldwide Court docket of Justice at The Hague ordered Israel to tear the wall down after ruling it unlawful. However, the wall, which severely restricts Palestinian actions, stays.
Jobs inside Israel are wanted by many Palestinians, given the dire financial scenario within the occupied territory. Some have permits to work in Israel whereas others search to cross with out authorisation.
It’s unclear whether or not Ghanem had the paperwork required to cross the checkpoints.
His physique was taken by the Israeli authorities to the Meir Medical Heart in Kfar Saba, Israel.
Spike in Israeli-Palestinian violence
Ghanem’s killing comes amid a spike in Israeli-Palestinian violence.
Greater than 60 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces this yr, lots of them in raids, in line with the Palestinian well being ministry.
A minimum of 19 individuals have been killed in Israel in assaults by Palestinian people since March.
Individually, clashes broke out on Sunday close to a navy checkpoint southwest of Tulkarm, within the northwest of the occupied West Financial institution. Safety sources advised Wafa that 5 Palestinians have been arrested.
The Israeli forces additionally arrested 13 Palestinians after storming the city of Bartaa, southwest of Jenin.
The director of the Prisoners’ Membership in Jenin, Montaser Sammour, advised Wafa the raid had focused a residential constructing.
Final month, Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was killed by Israeli forces whereas protecting a raid in Jenin.
Members of the worldwide group have condemned her homicide and proceed to name for an impartial investigation.
Shireen was with Al Jazeera for 25 years, protecting the story of the Israeli occupation.