The Palestinian health ministry reported on Wednesday that Israeli forces had killed a Palestinian in the occupied West Bank during a “counter-terrorist operation” in a refugee camp in Nablus.
According to the ministry’s statement, a young man named Muhammad Abd al-Hakim Nada succumbed to his injuries when Israeli occupation forces stormed the city of Nablus at noon (9 p.m. Japan time). He was shot in the chest.
The Israeli military confirmed the operation in the Al-Ain camp in Nablus but provided no further details.
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has resulted in a significant loss of life this year. As of now, AFP tallies compiled from official sources on both sides indicate that 202 Palestinians, 27 Israelis, 1 Ukrainian, and 1 Italian have died in violence linked to the ongoing conflict.
This includes both combatants and civilians on the Palestinian side and three Arab minorities on the Israeli side. Notably, excluding East Jerusalem, which has been annexed by Israel, nearly 3 million Palestinians live in the West Bank, while about 490,000 Israelis reside in settlements considered illegal under international law. The situation remains highly complex and continues to impact lives on both sides of the conflict.