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Israeli forces kill Palestinian, wound another in southern 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 are seen surveying the area after an incident west of the city of Bethlehem in the southern West Bank that saw them fatally shoot one Palestinian and wound another on October 14, 2021. (Photo by Palestinian Ma’an news agency)

Israeli forces fatally shoot one Palestinian and wound another near the city of Bethlehem in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.

“A civilian was killed and another wounded by the occupation’s bullets,” the Palestinian Ma’an news agency said of the Thursday incident. 

It specified the exact whereabouts of the incident as “the Bir Aouneh area of Beit Jala, west of Bethlehem.”

The forces put the wounded Palestinian under arrest.

“The [Israeli] army claimed that its forces opened fire on the Palestinians after they threw a Molotov cocktail on al-Nafaq Street, west of Bethlehem,” the report added.

Earlier in the day, Israeli troops opened fire at a Palestinian vehicle, injuring and detaining its driver over an alleged car-ramming attack north of the holy city of al-Quds in the West Bank.

Citing local sources, the Palestinian Wafa news agency reported that Israeli forces fired live bullets at the car near Qalandia checkpoint.

The Israeli regime has been exercising severe restrictions on the Palestinians’ freedom of movement in the West Bank since 1967, when it occupied the Palestinian territory in a war and began setting up hundreds of illegal settlements there.

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