The Israeli Army killed Tuesday a member of Islamic Jihad during an operation in the Nur Shams refugee camp, located near the West Bank city of Tulkarem.

The Palestinian Ministry of Health identified the deceased as Aid Samih Khaled Abu Harb, 21, and indicated in a statement posted on its Facebook social network account that he died from a gunshot wound to the head.

After that, Islamic Jihad pointed out in a statement on its website that Abu Harb was a member of the Al Quds Brigades, the military wing of the group, and indicated that the man “achieved martyrdom during a clash with his fellow mujahideen of the battalion”.

He described the deceased as “a heroic knight and a mujahideen” and stressed that “the blood of the martyrs will continue to be the fuel to maintain the resistance”. “The sacrifices of our heroic mujahideen will not be in vain,” the group stressed.

Islamic Jihad has also assured that during the clashes several explosives have been set off as “enemy vehicles” passed by, before stressing that “they have accurately hit their targets”. “The Tulkarem Battalion bravely defended our people, confronted the aggression and prevented a brutal plan,” he concluded.

For its part, the Israeli army confirmed an operation in the Nur Shams refugee camp that resulted in the destruction of “explosives ready for use located in a building used as a headquarters by several wanted persons.”

“During the activity, suspects set tires on fire and threw explosives,” he said in a series of messages on his account on the social network X, formerly known as Twitter, where he confirmed “an exchange of fire” that would have resulted in Palestinian casualties, but no casualties among Israeli forces.

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