Israeli Forces Shoot, Kill a Palestinian Man, Near Nablus

03:00 Aug 10 2023 Zawata (زواتا)

Israeli Forces Shoot, Kill a Palestinian Man, Near Nablus
Amir Ahmed Muhammad Khalfia, 27. Source: J Media Published by IMEMC News

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by IMEMC News
Aug 10, 2023

Israeli forces shot and killed, before dawn Thursday, a Palestinian young man, after invading Zawata town, northwest of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, the Ministry of Health confirmed.

Media sources said that occupation soldiers stormed the town of Zawata, which sparked protests among local Palestinians, there were no reports of an armed exchange with resistance fighters.

Soldiers opened fire, with live ammunition, shooting Amir Ahmed Muhammad Khalfia, 27, with two rounds in the head and back, the Ministry of Health announced.

The young man, a citizen of the Al-Ein refugee camp (Camp No. 1) in Nablus city, was transported to hospital in critical condition, where medical personnel pronounced him dead shortly after arrival.

According to the slain man’s brother, Khaled, Amir “has been pursued for two years, and he has fought many clashes and survived several assassination attempts recently.”

He added that, “What happened today was an ambush carried out by the occupation forces, as they lured my brother out of the camp, and then assassinated him as soon as he got off his vehicle.”

Later Thursday, hundreds of Palestinians gathered in front of the Rafidia hospital in Nablus, and carried the body of the slain young man through the streets, to his family home in the Al-Ein refugee camp.

Family members and loved ones said their final goodbyes before his body was buried in the camp cemetery.

Palestinians: IDF Kills Wanted Terror Suspect in West Bank Village Close to Nablus

Report names fatality as Amir Khalifa, who had been on the Israeli military's wanted list for several months

by Jack Khoury for Haaretz
Aug 10, 2023 6:24 am IDT
Updated: Aug 10, 20238:06 am IDT

Israeli troops operating in the West Bank killed a wanted Palestinian terror suspect early on Thursday, according to Palestinians reports.

The report named the fatality as 27-year-old Amir Khalifa, a resident of a refugee camp near Nablus in the northern West Bank and that he had been on the Israeli wanted list for several months.

The report added that he was shot in the head and back during an exchange of fire with Israeli forces who entered the town of Zawata early on Thursday.

The incident occurred nearly two days after clashes erupted in the Askar Refugee Camp near Nablus, during which the Israeli army demolished a home a Palestinian, Abdul Fattah Kharushah, was responsible for killing two Israeli brothers in February while they were driving through the West Bank town of Hawara. The 49-year-old Kharushah was a member of Hamas.
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