Israeli forces have shot and killed another Palestinian in the city of al-Khalil (Hebron), the occupied West Bank.
The shooting occurred on Wednesday near the illegal Israeli settlement of Kiryat Arba after Israeli forces claimed the Palestinian was about to attack a soldier at a military post, Palestinian news agency Ma’an reported.
“Israeli soldiers shot 11 live bullets at the youth, let him bleed there and put a knife in his hand,” Ma’an quoted witnesses as saying.
Local activist Imad Abu Shamsieh also confirmed the account, adding that the youth was left on the ground while Israeli forces prevented bystanders from getting close to him.
Meanwhile, media reports said a Palestinian was wounded by Israeli forces who claimed he had attacked an Israeli settler with a knife in the Gush Etzion settlement in the West Bank on Wednesday.
On Tuesday, two other Palestinians were gunned down by Israeli forces in the West Bank over similar claims.
Al-Khalil sees frequent cases of violence as hundreds of Israeli settlers live in the city, which has also been the scene of near-daily clashes between Israeli forces and protesters who are often left with bullet wounds or dead.
Hundreds of demonstrators held a protest in the city on Tuesday to demand the return of the "bodies of martyrs” killed at the hands of Israeli forces over the past few weeks.
The Israeli regime refrains from returning the bodies in order to prevent mass protests that usually follow the funerals of Palestinians killed by Israeli forces.
According to Palestinian organizations, the bodies of 25 people have not been returned to their families.
The Palestinian Health Ministry says more than 60 Palestinians have been killed since the beginning of October. Some 7,100 others have sustained injuries at the hands of Israeli forces.