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Israeli forces kill Palestinian: Palestinian officials


JERUSALEM: Israeli forces killed a Palestinian on Wednesday in the occupied area the West BankPalestinian officials said, following what the Israeli military said was a drive-by shooting at a military post.
The Palestinian Interior Ministry said “one citizen was killed, after being shot by occupation forces (Israeli forces) near the town of Silwad” in the central West Bank.
Dead man named 32 year old Muhajid Mahmoud hamed by the Palestinian Ministry of Health.
IsraeliThe military said soldiers launched a manhunt after a drive-by shooting targeted a nearby military post. Ofraan Israeli settlement south of Silwad.
“During the pursuit, the suspect spotted the soldiers, got out of the vehicle, and opened fire on them. The soldiers responded with live ammunition and neutralized the attacker,” an army statement said. know.
An Israeli military spokesman could not confirm to AFP that the army had shot dead a Palestinian.
An AFP journalist at the scene saw Israeli forces standing one meter away from a white truck.
It is the latest in a growing wave of killings in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
A US State Department spokesman said on Friday that Washington is “deeply concerned by the growing violence on the West Coast”.
At least 147 Palestinians and 26 Israelis have been killed this year across the West Bank, Israel and the disputed city of Jerusalem.
Israel has occupied the West Bank and East Jerusalem since the 1967 Six-Day War.
An estimated 475,000 Jewish settlers currently live in the West Bank in communities considered illegal under international law, along with approximately 2.9 million Palestinians.

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