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Palestine: Palestinian youth shot dead in Israeli-occupied W Bank

13th Mar 2019
Palestine: Palestinian youth shot dead in Israeli-occupied W Bank

RAMALLAH, Palestine (AA) – A young Palestinian man was killed in clashes with Israeli forces in the central West Bank, the Palestinian Health Ministry said Tuesday.

In a statement, the ministry said that Mohamed Shaheen, 23, was critically injured after being shot through the heart by Israeli troops during clashes that erupted earlier Tuesday in the occupied West Bank city of Salfit. The Palestinian Red Crescent said its medics provided treatment for 40 Palestinians; many of them were shot with rubber-coated steel bullets, and others suffered the effects of teargas inhalation.

“Shaheen arrived at the hospital in critical condition,” the statement read. “He was pronounced dead minutes later.”

Israeli forces reportedly raided the city on Tuesday morning, firing dozens of live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs at Palestinians protesting the invasion, killing a young man, and wounding more than 40 others.sparking clashes with local Palestinian youth.

Earlier the same day, another young Palestinian man Yasser Fawzi Shweiki, 36, was shot dead by Israeli forces following an alleged knife attack in the West Bank city of Hebron (Al-Khalil).

[Photo: Mohamed Shaheen, 23, shot and killed by Israeli forces in Salfit, West Bank on 12 March 2019. Photo by Imemc.org]

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