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Palestinian dies of wounds sustained during Israeli raid on Nablus

Palestinian towns and villages in the northern West Bank have seen increased raids by Israeli forces in recent months
Mohammed Araysheh, a 24-year-old Palestinian from the city of Nablus, succumbed to his wounds on 23 August 2022 (Screengrab)

Hundreds of Palestinians on Tuesday walked in the funeral of Mohammed Araysheh, a resident of Nablus in the occupied West Bank, who succumbed to his wounds after being shot by Israeli forces.

Wafa news agency reported that Araysheh, 24, died in Rafidia Hospital, where he was being treated for almost two weeks after being shot during a raid by Israeli forces in the Old City of Nablus, where three Palestinians had been killed in August.

In recent months, Palestinian towns and villages in the northern West Bank have seen increased Israeli raids to arrest political activists and, in some incidents, assassinate leaders from Palestinian factions. The cities of Nablus and Jenin have been at the centre of these raids.

On Tuesday, Israeli forces arrested a Palestinian from Qafin town, north of Tulkarm, after raiding his house. Another three Palestinians were also arrested in the city of Hebron, south of the West Bank, where Israeli forces set up a makeshift military checkpoint at its northern entrance. 

Israeli forces stopped and searched Palestinian vehicles at Halhul, Sair and Beit Kahil's main entrances.

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So far this year, Israeli security forces have killed more than 80 Palestinians during raids in the West Bank.

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