During an Israeli army raid in Nablus, Ahmad Atef Daraghmeh, 23, was killed and five other Palestinians were hurt.
In the northern West Bank, Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian while injuring five others.
The Israeli army opened fire on the young guy, Ahmad Atef Daraghmeh, 23, killing him, according to a report from the official Palestinian news agency Wafa on Thursday.
According to the Palestinian Health Ministry, Daraghmeh, a football player for Thaqafi Tulkarm, was shot in the foot and back. He was a native of the town of Tubas.
Palestinian officials say Israeli security forces have killed 23-year-old man, as violent confrontations erupted in Nablus in occupied West Bank pic.twitter.com/aIgRnjRIMO— TRT World Now (@TRTWorldNow) December 22, 2022
According to eyewitnesses who spoke to Anadolu Agency, a sizable contingent of Israeli armed troops assaulted the Joseph’s Tomb location east of Nablus to grant entry to settlers so they could offer Talmudic prayers.
Eyewitnesses also reported clashes between the Israeli army and dozens of Palestinians.
The holy place, which Jews refer to as Joseph’s Tomb, has frequently been the scene of conflict.
Jews claim that the location is where the biblical patriarch Joseph is buried. Muslims dispute this claim, claiming Sheikh Yussef Dawiqat, an Islamic imam, was buried there two centuries ago.
The most deadly year since 2006
According to official statistics, more than 150 Palestinians and over 20 Israelis have died so far this year in the West Bank and east Jerusalem, making 2022 the bloodiest year since 2006.
Tor Wennesland, the UN’s Middle East envoy, addressed the Security Council on Monday, saying, “I am extremely disturbed by the rapid increase in violence against civilians on both sides, which exacerbates mistrust and undermines a peaceful conclusion to the conflict.”
Wennesland also expressed worry about the growth of illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, which the international organization claims is a gross breach of international law and UN resolutions.
According to him, 4,800 housing units were advanced this year in Area C of the West Bank, more than tripling the quantity advanced the year before (from 900 units in 2021 to 3,100 units in 2022).
He pleaded on Israel to halt all settlement expansion initiatives as well as the destruction of Palestinian-owned property.