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West Bank: Israeli forces kill Palestinian in Nablus refugee camp

Mohammad Abdel-Hakim Nada, 23, was shot in the chest, according to the Palestinian health ministry
Mohammad Abdel-Hakim Nada, 23, was fatally shot by Israeli forces in the chest (Social media)
Mohammad Abdel-Hakim Nada was fatally shot by Israeli forces in the chest (Social media)

Israeli forces killed a Palestinian man during a military raid in a refugee camp in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday. 

Mohammad Abdel-Hakim Nada, 23, was shot in the chest by Israeli gunfire and later died in hospital, according to the Palestinian health ministry. 

Israeli troops raided the Al-Ain refugee camp in Nablus in the late morning to arrest some Palestinians, local media said.

Armed clashes erupted after an undercover unit of Israeli soldiers was discovered in the camp. 

It was not immediately clear if Nada died in clashes or as a bystander. 

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During the raid, Israeli forces surrounded a house and called on one of its residents to surrender himself. The man inside was later arrested, according to Palestinian reports. 

The Israeli military confirmed it was operating in the camp but did not give further details.

Nada’s death comes a day after the Israeli army killed three Palestinians in Nablus, claiming they opened fire on soldiers. 

At least 201 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire this year, including 34 children - a rate of nearly one fatality per day.

A total of 164 people have died in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, making 2023 one of the bloodiest years in the occupied Palestinian territories. Another 36 people were killed in the Gaza Strip.

Meanwhile, Palestinians have killed 25 Israelis in the same period, including six children. 

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