Clashes with Israeli force lead to second Palestinian death in a day

By Middle East Affairs

For the second time in 24 hours, a Palestinian man in West Bank has been killed in clashes with Israeli army forces, Haaretz reports.

Amir Omar Shahada, 22, was shot in the chest in the village of Urif and rushed to a hospital in Nablus, according to Ghassan Douglas, the Palestinian Authority official in charge of monitoring settlement activity in the northern West Bank.

The Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed that he died of his wounds.

The news agency reports that Douglas also said a 16-year-old Palestinian boy was shot in the leg.

According to what Douglas told reporters, “The incident began with confrontations between settlers from the settlement of Yitzhar and the residents of Urif. Israeli army forces arrived at the scene and clashes erupted, during which Israeli soldiers used live fire.”

On Friday, 24-year-old Muhammed Zain Jabri from Hebron also died of gunshot wounds.

Eyewitnesses and Palestinian media outlets say Jabri was both deaf and mute.

Haaretz reports that Palestinians protested throughout the the cities of Hebron, Nablus, Ramllah and in Kfar Kadum.

Protests started after U.S. President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

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