Ramallah, February 13, 2022Updated on 02/13/2022 11:09 pm
The strengths israelis A 17-year-old Palestinian was killed in clashes near the occupied West Bank city of Jenin, the Palestinian Health Ministry and the Wafa news agency reported Monday.
The ministry said Mohamed Abu Salah died in the village of Silat al Harithiya. Wafa reported that the young man was shot dead during clashes after Israeli forces attacked the village.
In turn, the Israeli army said in a statement that its troops, along with border policemen, entered the village “to demolish the residence in which the terrorist Muhamad Jaradat resides.”
He indicated that Jaradat and others are responsible for the recent deadly attack on a Jewish settler in the West Bank.
The army claimed that “violent riots” broke out before the demolition, “with the participation of hundreds of Palestinians”, some of whom threw explosives at Israeli soldiers.
“The soldiers identified several armed people and shot them to neutralize the threat,” said the army statement, which made no mention of the teenager’s death.
Israel routinely destroys the homes of people it believes have carried out attacks against its nationals, in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.
The army said Jaradat is responsible for the death of Yehuda Dimentman, a 25-year-old religious student who was killed in an armed attack in the West Bank in December, where several others were wounded.
Israel detained several people for the shooting several days after it happened.
Some 475,000 Jewish settlers live in the West Bank alongside 2.9 million Palestinians, in communities that international law generally considers illegal.
Homesh is one of the settlements that even Israel considers unauthorized.
The site was evacuated by Israeli forces in 2005 but settlers continued to operate on the site, fueling tensions with the Palestinians.
Israel has occupied the West Bank since the 1967 Six-Day War.