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Israeli forces kill Palestinian in West Bank raid

By AFP - Sep 06,2022 - Last updated at Sep 06,2022

JENIN, Palestinian Territories — A Palestinian was killed and 16 wounded Tuesday when Israeli troops entered Jenin in the occupied West Bank to carry out a home demolition, the Palestinian health ministry said.

"The outcome of the Israeli aggression on Jenin at dawn today: A 29-year-old martyr and 16 wounded with bullets and shrapnel were admitted to hospitals," the ministry said.

Palestinian official news agency Wafa identified the dead man as Mohammed Musa Mohammed Sabaaneh, 29.

Sabaaneh's father, Musa Sabaaneh, told AFP that a soldier "inside a jeep fired a bullet" at his son.

"We were asleep and did not know the news. We received a call that my son was seriously injured," he said.

Thousands of mourners gathered in Jenin as Sabaaneh's body was paraded through the streets at his funeral. 

A petition by Hazem's family to prevent the demolition was rejected by Israel's supreme court on May 30.

Human rights activists say Israel's policy of demolishing the homes of suspected attackers amounts to collective punishment, as it can render non-combatants, including children, homeless.

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