Israeli forces shot and killed, before dawn Thursday, a Palestinian young man, after invading Zawata town, northwest of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, the Ministry of Health confirmed.
Media sources said that occupation soldiers stormed the town of Zawata, which sparked protests among local Palestinians, there were no reports of an armed exchange with resistance fighters.
Soldiers opened fire, with live ammunition, shooting Amir Ahmed Muhammad Khalfia, 27, with two rounds in the head and back, the Ministry of Health announced.
The young man, a citizen of the Al-Ein refugee camp (Camp No. 1) in Nablus city, was transported to hospital in critical condition, where medical personnel pronounced him dead shortly after arrival.
According to the slain man’s brother, Khaled, Amir “has been pursued for two years, and he has fought many clashes and survived several assassination attempts recently.”
He added that, “What happened today was an ambush carried out by the occupation forces, as they lured my brother out of the camp, and then assassinated him as soon as he got off his vehicle.”
Later Thursday, hundreds of Palestinians gathered in front of the Rafidia hospital in Nablus, and carried the body of the slain young man through the streets, to his family home in the Al-Ein refugee camp.
Family members and loved ones said their final goodbyes before his body was buried in the camp cemetery.