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Israeli forces kill Palestinian in overnight West Bank raid

The Israeli military killed one Palestinian and injured six in dawn raids. Reports that the son of imprisoned senior Islamic Jihad was also arrested
The 23-year-old Omar Manah was hit in the chest by live fire according to Palestinian health authorities (Social Media)

One Palestinian was killed and six others injured by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank on Monday.

According to the Palestinian health ministry, 23-year-old Omar Manah was hit in the chest by live fire. During the Israeli operation, Manah was killed at the Dheisheh refugee camp south of Bethlehem.

In a separate operation, Israeli forces reportedly arrested Yahya al-Saadi, the son of the leader of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), Bassam al-Saadi, after storming his house in Jenin.

Bassam is currently in an Israeli jail, and his arrest in August resulted in an escalation of tensions, with the PIJ responding to the Israeli military aggression.

In response, over the course of three days in early August, Israeli forces unleashed a wave of air strikes on the besieged Gaza Strip, killing 49 people, including 17 children, and wounding at least 360 others.

Local Palestinian news sources stated that following the dawn raid at the Dheisheh refugee camp, the occupation forces raided several houses at dawn, resulting in clashes. The Israeli military fired live rounds, tear gas and sound bombs.

Several other Palestinians were shot in their limbs and were taken to the hospital.

Palestinian groups in Bethlehem have declared a general strike and a day of mourning for Omar Manah, urging everyone to participate in Manah's funeral procession.

Deadly year for Palestinians

The latest Israeli escalation follows a series of killings last week, including two brothers. 

The latest killings bring the death toll in the occupied Palestinian territories this year to at least 208 Palestinians, of whom 156 were killed in the West Bank and occupied East Jerusalem, making it the deadliest year recorded for Palestinians since 2005.

Israel's "shoot-to-kill policy" has been widely criticised as the number of Palestinian deaths at the hands of Israeli forces increases.

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