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Israeli forces fatally shoot Palestinian teen, two young men across occupied territories

Slain teenage Palestinian boy Nader Haytham Rayan (Photo via Twitter)

Israeli military forces have separately shot and killed a Palestinian teenager and two young men across the occupied territories, as tensions run high over the Tel Aviv regime’s planned eviction of Palestinian families from the Old City of occupied al-Quds and relentless attacks on Palestinians who pray at the al-Aqsa Mosque compound.

According to the official Palestinian news agency Wafa, Israeli troops stormed Balata refugee camp in the northern West Bank city of Nablus on Tuesday morning to arrest a number of people, triggering a confrontation with the local residents.

The Israeli soldiers then fired live rounds to suppress the protest and disperse the crowd.

The Palestinian Ministry of Health said in a statement that 17-year-old Nader Haytham Rayan was struck by several bullets in the head, chest, belly, and hand. He died on the spot.

Slain young Palestinian man Salem al-Harbed (Photo via Twitter)

Three others sustained injuries and were taken to a hospital in Nablus to receive treatment.

Palestinian medical sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, said one of them had suffered a grave gunshot wound in the chest, while another had been hit in the leg.

The third one had got burns in the face and neck as a result of the explosion of a concussion grenade.

Moreover, a Palestinian man was shot and killed by Israeli undercover police in the predominantly Bedouin city of Rahat early on Wednesday.

Palestinian media outlets, citing local sources, identified the victim as 27-year-old Salem al-Harbed. According to them, he is survived by his wife and three children.

Slain young Palestinian man Alaa Shaham (Photo via Twitter) 

Shortly afterward, the Palestinian health ministry said Israeli forces had killed a young Palestinian man, believed to be in his 20s, in Qalandiya refugee camp.

Wafa news agency reported that Israeli soldiers opened live fire, and fatally shot Alaa Shaham.

The ministry said Shaham was hit by a live round in the head and killed immediately.

Six other people were also injured and taken to Palestine Medical Complex in the central West Bank city of Ramallah.

On March 7, Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh condemned the killing of a young Palestinian man over an alleged stabbing attack in the Old City of occupied al-Quds, saying the Tel Aviv regime continues to escalate its repressive measures and attacks across the occupied territories through field execution of youths.

“Israel continues to intensify its aggression in large parts of our land, taking advantage of the international community’s preoccupation with the ongoing Ukraine conflict,” Shtayyeh said at a weekly cabinet meeting in Ramallah.

He warned of “the dangerous repercussions of the escalation of killings and field executions committed by the Israeli forces in the Palestinian territories.”


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