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Israeli troops shoot, kill young 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 stand near the body of Palestinian man after shooting him dead in the village of Sair, north of al-Khalil in the occupied West Bank, November 1, 2015. (Photo by AFP)

Israeli forces have opened fire and killed a young Palestinian in the occupied West Bank in yet another act of violence against Palestinian people.

The regime’s military said that the man was gunned down following an alleged stabbing attempt against Israeli soldiers near Gush Etzion settlement southwest of the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem on Thursday, Palestine’s Ma’an news agency reported.

The Palestinian Health Ministry, meanwhile, has identified the victim as 25-year-old Malik Talal Sharif.

Witnesses said Israeli troops blocked access by health workers to the victim after the shooting.

Israeli forces inspect the body of a Palestinian man after shooting him dead near al-Quds’ central bus station, October 14, 2015. (Photo by AFP)


A day earlier, after Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian amid escalating tensions in the occupied West Bank territories.

The shooting took place on Wednesday near the city of al-Khalil (Hebron), with Israeli forces claiming that the victim had run over and injured two Israeli policemen in the West Bank with his car, Ma’an reported.

On Friday, Ramadan Thawabteh, an eight-month-old Palestinian baby, also died after inhaling tear gas fired by Israeli soldiers near his home in the West Bank town of Beit Fajjar.

Meanwhile, Israeli forces have once again attacked Palestinian protesters in the West Bank city of al-Khalil. They fired tear gas and stun grenades to disperse the crowd.

Palestinian children use sling shots to throw stones toward Israeli forces during clashes in the city center of West Bank town of al-Khalil, November 5, 2015. (Photo by AFP)


According to Ma’an, some 73 Palestinians have so far been killed by Israeli forces since the beginning of October.

The latest wave of tensions was triggered by the Israeli regime’s imposition in August of restrictions on the entry of Palestinian worshipers into the al-Aqsa Mosque.

Palestinians are also angry at increasing violence by illegal Israeli settlers, who frequently storm al-Aqsa Mosque, the third holiest site in Islam after Masjid al-Haram in Mecca and Masjid al-Nabawi in Medina. They say the Tel Aviv regime seeks to change the status quo of the compound.

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