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Israeli forces kill 22-year-old Palestinian man in northern West Bank raid

A young Palestinian man has been shot dead by Israeli forces during a raid on a town in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian health ministry has said.

The official Palestinian news agency WAFA, citing local sources, reported that 22-year-old Moamen Omar Abu Asal was critically wounded after Israeli soldiers stormed the town of Anabta, located 9 kilometers (5.5 miles) east of Tulkarm, on Saturday morning and opened fire on local residents.

He was transferred to Thabet Thabet Governmental Hospital in Tulkarm, where he was pronounced dead later.

Local sources, requesting anonymity, said Israeli forces raided the town from the Enab military checkpoint, roamed its main streets and stationed along al-Sikka Street, before firing indiscriminate shots. The Palestinian youth was struck with a bullet and seriously injured.

During the raid, Israeli troops also detained two siblings of veteran Palestinian prisoner Muhammad Nassim Abdo after breaking into their homes and ransacking everything inside.

WAFA also reported that at least 11 Palestinians were injured on Saturday during an Israeli military incursion into the Aqabat Jabr refugee camp, southwest of Ariha.

According to security sources, Israeli forces fired live bullets and stun grenades to intimidate locals as they stormed the camp.

According to security sources, Israeli forces assaulted and beat up members of two Palestinian families in the camp with rifle butts during the raid.

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