Middle East Eye / February 23, 2023
Mohammad Nabil Sabah, 30, succumbs to injuries after being shot in abdomen during an Israeli raid in Jenin.
A Palestinian man died on Thursday after succumbing to gunshot wounds received during an Israeli raid in the occupied West Bank city of Jenin earlier this month.
Mohammad Nabil Sabah, 30, was critically injured after being shot in the abdomen on 12 February, according to the Palestinian health ministry.
The Jenin Brigade said in a statement that Sabah was a resistance fighter with the armed group and was wounded in an exchange of fire with Israeli forces during the raid.
His death comes a day after Israeli forces killed 11 Palestinians in Nablus, including a child and three elderly people, and wounded 100 others.
More than 60 Israeli military vehicles stormed Nablus after an undercover force was spotted in the historic Old City, eyewitnesses told Middle East Eye.
Palestinian groups across Gaza, the occupied West Bank, and occupied East Jerusalem launched a general strike on Thursday following the raid.
Israel’s military launched air strikes on the Gaza Strip on Thursday morning after rockets were fired from the besieged Palestinian enclave toward Israel.
No casualties were reported on either side.
‘Record levels’ of violence
At least 61 Palestinians have been killed by Israelis this year, at a rate of more than one fatality per day.
This follows a steep increase in violence in 2022 when at least 167 Palestinians were killed in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, the highest death toll in those territories in a single year since the Second Intifada.
Meanwhile, Palestinians killed 30 Israelis last year and 10 this year.
United Nations experts have condemned Israel for the record levels of violence in 2022 and warned that an even higher number of casualties could be recorded this year.
The US Central Intelligence Agency director, William Burns, warned earlier this month that current tensions bear an “unhappy resemblance” to the Second Intifada and efforts to prevent “explosions of violence” are a challenge.