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Nablus mourns Palestinian youth killed by Israeli forces

The West Bank city has been the site of several confrontations between Israelis and Palestinians this year.
Palestinian relatives mourn during the funeral of Faris Hashash, 19, who was killed during clashes with Israeli forces at the Balata refugee camp on the outskirts of Nablus, in the occupied West Bank, on June 13, 2023. (Photo by Jaafar ASHTIYEH / AFP) (Photo by JAAFAR ASHTIYEH/AFP via Getty Images)

The Palestinian city of Nablus on Thursday mourned a Palestinian youth killed by Israeli forces, as the West Bank city continues to be a flashpoint for Israeli-Palestinian violence.

The Palestinian Authority (PA) said that 20-year-old Khalil Yahya Anis was killed during the exchange surrounding the demolition, while two others were injured, according to the PA’s official WAFA news agency.

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) demolished a home in Nablus early Thursday morning. During the operation, assailants fired and threw explosives at the Israeli forces, causing damage to military vehicles and prompting them to return fire, the IDF said on Twitter. 

The IDF said the home belonged to Osama Taweel. A member of the Lion’s Den armed group, Taweel allegedly shot and killed Israeli soldier Ido Baruch during a protest by Israeli settlers near the settlement of Shavei Shomron outside of Nablus in October. He was arrested in February, according to Israeli media.

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