Israeli occupation forces shoot Palestinian man in Al-Bireh

Muhammad Issa Abbas, 26
Muhammad Issa Abbas, 26

A young Palestinian man was fatally shot in the back by Israeli occupation forces on Wednesday in the city of al-Bireh, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health.

Muhammad Issa Abbas, 26, was killed while he was in a car travelling from the al-Amari camp near Ramallah, the ministry said, as reported by the Wafa news agency.

He was sent to the Palestine Medical Complex in Ramallah, where doctors attempted to save his life, but was later pronounced dead.

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In the wake of the killing, Israeli occupation forces used tear gas as well as live ammunition to disperse a crowd of dozens of Palestinians who had gathered in protest.

Multiple Palestinians have been shot and killed by Israeli occupation forces just this month, including Mohammad Shawkat Salima, 25, and a 16-year-old Palestinian.

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Last month, Israeli occupation police forces killed 42-year-old Fadi Abu Shukhaidem, from Jerusalem’s Shuafat neighbourhood, for allegedly shooting dead an Israeli and wounding two others in the Old City.

Tor Wennesland, the United Nations Middle East peace envoy, last week said he was “alarmed” by the recent escalation of violence on both sides, saying the situation had become “volatile.”

(Source / 23.12.2021)

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