The Palestinian Ministry of Health announced, “The death of the young Ashraf Muhammad Amin Ibrahim (37 years), as a result of being shot by the Israeli occupation in Jenin, at dawn on Monday.”
A Palestinian was shot dead by the Israeli army in the city of Jenin in the northern West Bank during a military operation, according to what the Palestinian Ministry of Health confirmed, while the army said that “suspects opened fire in the direction of the forces.”
According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health, Ibrahim was wounded by two explosive bullets in the abdomen and chest. The official Palestinian News Agency (Wafa) reported the news, noting that Ibrahim was an officer in the Palestinian intelligence service.
For its part, the Israeli forces said in a statement that during the operation in Jenin, “suspects fired heavy fire at the forces, who responded by shooting at the gunmen. The Israeli forces also said that they raided several Palestinian towns and cities, and found” pieces of weapons and military equipment, “and arrested six Palestinians. .
Palestinian prisoners’ institutions confirmed the arrest of 15 Palestinians in separate parts of the West Bank, including six from Jenin. As for the Palestinian Red Crescent Ambulance Service, it confirmed that its crews dealt with seven injuries in Jenin, including 4 injuries with live bullets.
Israeli forces regularly launch raids throughout the West Bank, which they have occupied since 1967, saying their aim is to arrest wanted persons.
In recent months, the cities of Jenin and Nablus have been the center of Israeli military incursions, during which dozens of Palestinians have been killed.
Since the beginning of January, at least 155 Palestinians and 20 Israelis, a Ukrainian and an Italian have been killed in confrontations, military operations and attacks, according to an AFP tally based on official Israeli and Palestinian sources. These figures include combatants, civilians and minors, most of whom are Palestinians.