On Thursday dawn, undercover Israeli soldiers killed a young Palestinian man in the Izbat Shoufa area in Tulkarem, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

Media sources said undercover soldiers infiltrated the Shoufa area and surrounded a home before killing Amir Emad Abu Khadija, 25.

The Israeli army claimed Amir exchanged fire with the undercover officers who attempted to abduct him before they shot him dead.

The army also alleged that Amir was involved in several shooting attacks against Israeli colonizers and soldiers.

The Palestinian Health Ministry said Amir was shot in the head and suffered skull fractures, brain hemorrhaging, and several gunshot wounds to his lower extremities before his body was moved to Thabet Thabet governmental hospital.

The Palestinians in Tulkarem declared a commercial strike to mourn the slain young man.

Israel has now killed 87 Palestinians in 2023 (plus approximately three who died indirectly); 12 Israelis have also been killed.