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Israeli forces gun down another Palestinian in West Bank

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
Israeli forces fire tear gas to prevent Palestinians from approaching the al-Jalama checkpoint, located north of the occupied West Bank city of Jenin, after a Palestinian man allegedly carried out a stabbing attack on a guard at the checkpoint, October 24, 2015. (Photo by AFP)

Israeli military forces have shot and killed yet another Palestinian youth in the occupied West Bank.

The unidentified Palestinian youth was fatally shot in Jalama checkpoint at the northern entrance to the occupied West Bank city of Jenin on Monday morning, the Arabic-language Ma’an news agency reported.

Israeli police officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, alleged that two Palestinian youths armed with knives sought to stab an Israeli soldier at the checkpoint when Israeli forces opened fire and killed one of them. The other Palestinian was later arrested.

An Israeli policeman stands near the body of a Palestinian man, who was killed after he allegedly tried to stab an Israeli soldier in the village of Saair, north of the occupied West Bank city of al-Khalil (Hebron) on November 1, 2015. (© AFP)


The occupied Palestinian territories have recently been the scene of heightened tensions between Palestinians and Israelis.

Tensions were triggered by the Israeli regime’s imposition, in August, of restrictions on the entry of Palestinian worshipers into the al-Aqsa Mosque, the third holiest site in Islam.

The Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS) says a total of 2,617 Palestinians sustained gunshot wounds in clashes in the occupied West Bank last month.

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