Jan 29, 2023 15:09 UTC
  • Palestinian youth dies of injuries sustained by Israeli gunfire in West Bank

A young Palestinian man has succumbed to the wounds he suffered days earlier after Israeli military forces carried out a raid on the Jenin refugee camp in the occupied West Bank.

The Palestinian Health Ministry said 24-year-old Omar Tareq Saadi died of his serious injuries on Sunday after being shot in the stomach by Israeli troops during the violent raid on Thursday, Palestine’s official Wafa news agency reported.   

The Palestinian Commission of Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs said Saadi was a former prisoner, who spent about 3 years in Israeli jails.

The latest death brings the total number of Palestinians martyred in the deadly Israeli attack on Jenin to 10.

On Thursday, Israeli forces stormed the flashpoint city of Jenin and the neighboring refugee camp with more than 70 armed vehicles while the regime’s snipers were also deployed on rooftops and heavily armed soldiers opened fire at Palestinian youths who tried to block their way.

Nine Palestinians were martyred, including an elderly woman, following several hours of intense confrontations between dozens of Israeli soldiers and Palestinians.