Palestinian protesters, some holding national flags, run away from tear gas smoke during clashes with Israeli security forces following a march on February 19, 2016 in the West Bank village of Bilin, near Ramallah
Israeli forces have shot dead a Palestinian allegedly over attempting to run over soldiers in the occupied West Bank shortly and another young Palestinian has died of his wounds in clashes with Israeli troops.
“During a violent riot in Silwad, northeast of Ramallah, an assailant attempted to ram his vehicle into soldiers,” the Israeli army claimed in statement Friday.
“The soldiers … fired towards the assailant, resulting in his death,” it said.
The dead Palestinian man was identified as Raed Hamed, 20, according to Palestinian police sources.
Meanwhile, one of two Palestinians injured by live rounds in clashes with Israeli troops in Beit Fajjar town south of Bethlehem succumbed to his wounds.
The Palestinian Red Crescent said the Israeli forces prevented ambulances from transporting the injured.
In a similar development, the Palestinian Health Ministry said seven Palestinians were also injured by live and rubber bullets near the Gaza border.
Early on Friday, the Israelis shot and killed Mohammed Abu Khalaf, a 20-year-old Palestinian youth, outside Damascus Gate in al-Quds (Jerusalem), alleging that he had attacked two Israeli forces.
Since the start of October 2015, some 180 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces in what is regarded as the third Palestinian Intifada (uprising).
Tensions heightened in the Palestinian territories in August 2015, when Israel imposed restrictions on the entry of Palestinian worshipers into the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East al-Quds.
The Palestinians say the Tel Aviv regime seeks to change the status quo of the holy Muslim site.
(Source / 19.02.2016)