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IOF gun down Palestinian, injure six others in Bethlehem raid

Posted On: 05-12-2022 | Politics , National News , Human Rights
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Israeli occupation forces “IOF” Monday morning killed a Palestinian and injured six others in Dheisha refugee camp, south of the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem, according to Palestinian security sources.

They said that a sizable army force barged its way into the southern West Bank refugee camp and ransacked several houses, triggering confrontations.

The heavily-armed soldiers opened fire towards local young men, killing 22-year-old Omar Manna Fararja by a live round in the chest and wounding six others in their lower extremities.

The casualties were rushed to a nearby hospital for urgent treatment.

By the time the raid was over, four people were detained, including Fararja’s brother.

A general strike has been declared in Bethlehem district.

According to the Health Ministry’s statistics, the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli forces since the start of 2022 reached 212; 160 of whom from the West Bank and 52 others from the besieged Gaza Strip.

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