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Zionist forces kill young Arab man ‘in cold blood’ near occupied Tel Aviv

Zionist occupation forces have killed a young Arab man from the city of Kafr Qassem as unchecked crimes against Palestinians rage on in the deadliest year in the occupied territories since 2005.

Mahmoud Naim Badir, 23, was killed as the Israeli forces claimed he was carrying out an alleged shooting and ramming attack, injuring two occupation forces.

The Israeli forces said the suspect phoned in a false report of a violent incident in Kafr Qassem – northeast of the city of Tel Aviv in the occupied territories – to draw first responders and then opened fire when they arrived.

However, the family of the slain Palestinian man said “the Israeli forces killed our son Naim Badir in cold blood, and the Israeli story on our son carrying out an attack on Israeli forces is a false claim.”

Naim’s family went on to say that “the police, after killing our son, stormed the house and destroyed it completely in front of children, who screamed, cried, and were terrified by the Israeli violent behavior.”

Earlier in November, Israeli forces shot dead a young Palestinian man in Ariel settlement in the West Bank city of Salfit, after he allegedly killed three settlers in a stabbing and car ramming attack.

Israeli occupation forces and settlers have been escalating their attacks against Palestinian civilians in the West Bank and other occupied areas, in an attempt to forcibly expel Palestinians from their lands and make way for expanding illegal Israeli settlements.

Since the start of 2022, Israeli troops have killed more than 220 Palestinians, including more than 50 children, in the occupied West Bank and East al-Quds as well as in the besieged Gaza Strip.

According to the United Nations, the number of Palestinians killed by Israel in the occupied West Bank this year is the highest it has been in 16 years.

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