Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Israeli forces kill 23-year-old Palestinian football player

Israeli forces Thursday morning gunned down a football player Ahmad Atef Mustafa Daraghma and wounded at least 24 Palestinians in confrontations in the northern West Bank city of Nablus, WAFA, Palestinian news agency reported.

Mustafa Daraghma, 23, a resident of the northern West Bank city of Tubas, died from very serious wounds resulting from Israeli army gunfire.

Daraghma, a football player with the Thaqafi Soccer Team of Tulkarem, was hit by live rounds in the back and feet, according to WAFA correspondent.

The confrontations erupted when a sizable Israel army force swept into the eastern part of Nablus to provide protection for settlers who stormed Jospeh’s Tomb.

The gun-toting soldiers opened fire at young men attempting to block their passage, wounding five men; two sustained serious injuries from live ammunition, another who was hit by a live round in the eye in addition to two others who sustained rubber-coated steel bullet injuries in the hand and head, WAFA reported.

The number of Palestinians who have been killed by Israeli army gunfire in the occupied territories since the start of 2022 reaches 224.

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