Aug 24, 2021 13:22 UTC
  • Palestinian teen martyred by Zionist regime in raid on a refugee camp

Israeli forces have martyred a Palestinian teenage boy during a violent raid on a refugee camp in the northern West Bank.

According to reports, the incident took place at the Balata refugee camp, situated near the city of Nablus, early on Tuesday, as the Palestinians clashed with the Israeli soldiers who had stormed the camp to make arrests.

Imad Hashhash, 16, was shot by Israeli regime forces during the clashes and sustained a head injury.

The Palestinian Health Ministry said that Hashhash was rushed to Rafidia Surgical Hospital in Nablus, where he was pronounced dead shortly afterwards.

The Gaza-based Hamas resistance movement mourned Hashhash's death, but welcomed the "rise of the Palestinian resistance" in the occupied West Bank and al-Quds.

"The rising resistance against the Zionist occupation in various regions of the West Bank and al-Quds is the best and most effective option to confront the occupation and its crimes and stop its plans. The blood of the heroic martyrs will light the way for all revolutionaries to move forward toward the path of Jihad and resistance, sweeping the occupation and its settlers," the movement said.

He also called on the Palestinian Authority to end security coordination with the Tel Aviv regime.

During Tuesday’s clashes, a young Palestinian was kidnapped by the regime forces.