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Israeli army kills Palestinian in West Bank — Palestinian ministry

By AFP - May 16,2023 - Last updated at May 16,2023

RAMALLAH, Palestinian Territories — Israeli soldiers killed a Palestinian man Monday in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian health ministry said, with the army saying it returned fire after being shot at.

"Saleh Mohamed Sabra, 22, was killed by live bullets during an Israeli attack in Nablus," the ministry said, adding that another Palestinian was wounded by gunfire.

The incident comes after a ceasefire ended five days of fierce fighting between the Islamic Jihad militant group in Gaza and Israel. The clashes killed 35 people, the vast majority Palestinians.

The conflict has this year claimed the lives of least 150 Palestinians, according to an AFP tally based on official sources from both sides.

These figures include combatants as well as civilians, and, on the Israeli side, three members of the Arab minority.

Palestinians on Monday mark the "Nakba", or catastrophe, when hundreds of thousands of Palestinians were displaced from their homes following the creation of Israel 75 years ago.

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