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Israeli forces kill Palestinian journalism student during West Bank raid

Israeli forces killed a 21-year-old Palestinian student while raiding a refugee camp in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday.

Ahmed Abu Junaid was shot in the head in Nablus. He was studying to be a journalist.

His death brings the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli fire so far in 2023 to five, including three children.

The Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigade – an armed coalition affiliated with Fatah, the secular political party that controls the Palestinian Authority – claimed Abu Junaid as a fighter.

In a related development, the NGO Palestinian Prisoners Society said “the Israeli army arrested 15 Palestinians from several provinces in the West Bank.”

At least 146 Palestinians were killed by Israeli security forces in 2022 in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, according to Israeli human-rights group B’Tselem.

Last year’s death toll was the highest since 2004, during the second Intifada, or Palestinian uprising.

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