Jun 29, 2022 08:17 UTC
  • Young Palestinian man martyred in Israeli raid on Jenin in occupied West Bank

Israeli military forces have shot and martyred a young Palestinian man as they raided the northern part of the West Bank amid escalating tensions in the occupied territories in recent weeks, local sources and medical officials said.

Medical officials identified the Palestinian man as 23-year-old Mohammad Maher Marei.

They said Marei, a resident of Jenin refugee camp, succumbed to critical wounds he sustained during confrontations with Israeli forces as the latter stormed the eastern neighborhood of Jenin on Wednesday morning.

Local sources added that another young Palestinian man, whose identity was not immediately available, was also wounded during the scuffles.

Israeli forces also arrested two young Palestinian men, identified as Yahya Yousef al-Jafar and Ahmed Asaad Nabhan, after raiding the homes of their relatives at al-Marah neighborhood in the eastern part of Jenin.

The Palestinian Shehab news agency reported that hundreds of Palestinians marched through the neighborhoods of Jenin and its refugee camp after the raid, carrying the body of the slain man, chanting anti-Israel slogans, condemning the crimes of the occupying Tel Aviv regime and recurrent acts of aggression against Jenin.

They also called for undaunted resistance until full liberation of all Palestinian territories.