March 24, 2023

Israeli security guards killed a Palestinian man near a settlement in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Health Ministry said, with the Israeli military claiming he was armed.

Karam Ali Ahmad Salman, 18, was killed by the “Israeli occupation near the settlement of Kdumim” in the northern West Bank, territory occupied by Israel since 1967, the Palestinian ministry said on January 29. According to the Israeli army, a “civil security team” opened fire on the night of January 28 to 29 on a person “armed with a pistol” near this Jewish settlement.

The Israeli settlement in the West Bank is deemed illegal by the United Nations and, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry, Kdumim was built on private Palestinian land.

Another Palestinian, injured in clashes between Palestinians and Israeli soldiers a few days earlier, died on January 28 at Shaare Zedek hospital in Jerusalem, a spokeswoman for this establishment told AFP, without specifying his death. . identity or age.

Since the beginning of the year, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has claimed the lives of 34 Palestinians (including perpetrators, combatants and civilians, including minors), six Israeli civilians (including one minor) and one Ukrainian, according to a AFP count based on official Israeli and Palestinian sources.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has promised a “strong” and “swift” response to two attacks carried out on January 27 and 28 by two Palestinians in East Jerusalem, part of the holy city occupied and annexed by Israel.

On the evening of January 27, a 21-year-old Palestinian shot at bystanders near a synagogue in the colonial neighborhood of Neve Yaakov, killing six Israelis and a Ukrainian woman. On the morning of January 28, a 13-year-old Palestinian shot and injured two Israelis in Silwan, a stone’s throw from the Old City walls.

This new violence took place against a backdrop of brutal escalation after the death on January 26 of nine Palestinians, including fighters and a sexagenarian, during an Israeli army raid in Jenin, in the northern West Bank. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is expected in Jerusalem and Ramallah on January 23-24 to discuss de-escalation measures.

In 2022, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict claimed 235 lives,

nearly 90% of them Palestinians, according to the AFP count.

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