West News Wire: A Palestinian man was killed by Israeli forces during a raid on the city of Tubas in the northern West Bank.
The man, identified as Salah Tawfiq Sawafta, 58, died from his injuries after being shot in the head earlier on Friday, according to the Palestinian health ministry.
Sawafta was shot as he was walking home from the mosque nearby where he had attended morning prayers, according to the state news agency WAFA and other local media agencies.
Unarmed and attempting to enter a store before being shot, Sawafta can be seen in a video allegedly captured at the scene.
Israeli forces had raided Tubas at dawn on Friday. “During the activity in the village of Tubas, a number of armed men threw Molotov cocktails and opened fire at the forces who responded with fire,” the Israeli army said in a statement.
Another Palestinian man sustained injuries to his leg from live ammunition.
Sawafta had sent out invitations to his daughter’s wedding recently, due to take place next week.
The Israeli army conducts raids on Palestinian towns and villages on a near-daily basis to carry out search and arrest raids, which often result in Palestinians being killed or injured.
Thursday marked 100 days since Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was killed by Israeli forces while she was covering a military raid on Jenin in the northern occupied West Bank.
Israel has killed 134 Palestinians in the occupied territories this year, according to the Palestinian health ministry. This includes the 49 Palestinians killed in the recent three-day offensive on the Gaza Strip, among whom were 17 children.
Nineteen people have been killed in attacks carried out by Palestinians in Israel and the occupied West Bank in 2022.