Israeli forces on Sunday (September 25th) killed a Palestinian linked to an armed faction in Nablus, the Palestinian Ministry of Health announced. This large city in the north of the occupied West Bank is the scene of a wave of violence.
The Israeli army, for its part, said it opened fire in the direction of a “suspect” while carrying out a routine operation. “Israeli soldiers identified armed suspects in a vehicle and on a motorcycle traveling near Nablus. Soldiers responded by opening fire on the suspects, some of whom were shot”said the army interviewed by AFP.
The Palestinian ministry identified the young man killed as Said al-Koni, a member of a local faction called “the lions of the den”, said in a press release this new armed group which brings together young people from Islamic Jihad, Hamas. and Fatah but also others without affiliation. Dozens of Palestinians, including members of armed groups, have been killed in the occupied West Bank in Israeli army operations that have escalated in the wake of a series of anti-Israeli attacks from March.