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Israeli forces gun down Palestinian in Qalandiya refugee camp

Israeli forces gun down Palestinian in Qalandiya refugee camp
Samir Aslan

JERUSALEM, Thursday, January 12, 2023 (WAFA) – Israeli forces dawn Thursday gunned down a Palestinian in Qalandiya refugee camp, north of the occupied West Bank city of Jerusalem, according to the Health Ministry.

The Health Ministry announced in a press statement that Samir Awni Harbi Aslan succumbed to death by an Israeli army bullet that pierced through his chest.

Aslan, 41, was killed while he was trying to prevent Israeli soldiers from detaining his son during a military raid into the camp.

While withholding Aslan’s body bleeding, the gun-toting soldiers prevented people from providing first aid to the slain young man.

WAFA correspondent said that a sizable army force barged its way into the refugee camp from several directions and detained at least 15 people.

Following Aslan’s death, Palestinian national factions have announced a general strike in the refugee camp in mourning of Aslan.

Aslan was the third Palestinian killed by Israeli forces within 24 hours.

On Wednesday, a Palestinian youth, identified as Ahmad Amer Abu Jneid, 21, succumbed to his critical injury sustained earlier during an Israeli army raid of Balata refugee camp in Nablus

Another Palestinian youth, identified as Sanad Mohammad Samasra, 19, a resident of the Hebron district town of Dahriyeh, also died of his critical wounds sustained after being shot by Israeli forces near the illegal colonial settlement of Havat Yahuda, south of Hebron.

According to Health Ministry’s statistics, the occupation forces have killed seven Palestinians since the start of 2023, including three teens. They killed 224 Palestinians in 2022, including 59 people from the northern West Bank district of Jenin.


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