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Another Palestinian dies of Israel-inflicted wounds in West Bank

The file photo shows Israeli forces surrounding the body of a Palestinian in the occupied West Bank town of al-Khalil (Hebron) on October 22, 2018. (Photo by AFP)

A Palestinian man has died of wounds he received from Israeli live fire during an anti-occupation protest in the occupied West Bank.

In a statement, the Palestinian Health Ministry said Mohammed Shreyteh, 28, died in hospital in the city of Ramallah on Saturday.

Shreyteh had been shot in the head during clashes on October 26.

Another Palestinian man, identified as Othman Ahmad Ladadweh, was also killed during protests in the village of al-Mazraa al-Gharbiya. The health ministry in the West Bank said at the time that he was hit with live ammunition, with the bullet piercing organs in his lower abdomen.

Palestinians across the West Bank often stage demonstrations against Israel’s decades-long occupation that frequently lead to clashes with Israeli troops.

Since 2015, the occupied territories have been the scene of heightened tensions due to Israeli measures which Palestinians view as a bid to change the status of the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem al-Quds.

Over 220 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces ever since the “Great March of Return” rallies began in the besieged Gaza Strip on March 30. The protests are centered on the Palestinian right of return for those driven out of their homeland after the creation of Israel.

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