NABLUS, Palestine (AA): A Palestinian youth shot by Israeli forces during clashes in a West Bank village succumbed to his wounds on Saturday, health ministry and local media said. On Friday evening, Israeli soldiers shot and killed a young Palestinian man who was deaf and could not speak, in the southern West Bank city of Hebron.
Clashes erupted in Urif village, south of Nablus, on Saturday evening between Palestinians and Israeli settlers, who were raiding the village.
Ameer Omar Shehada, 23, was shot in the chest with a rubber bullet by Israeli security forces.
Another teenager was also wounded during the same clash, according to the local media.
Mohammad Zein al-Ja’bari, aged 24, who was deaf and could not speak, was shot by the soldiers with a live round in his chest, in the Bab az-Zawiya area, in the center of Hebron city.
The young man suffered very serious wounds and was rushed to a local hospital, but died from his wounds despite all efforts to save his life.
He was shot after the soldiers resorted to the excessive use of force against Palestinian protesters, firing live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs.
The Israeli army claimed that the soldiers shot the Palestinian while he was allegedly “throwing a Molotov cocktail at them,” and added that it is “investigating the incident.”
International law views the West Bank and East Jerusalem as “occupied territories” and considers all Jewish settlement construction there as illegal.