Palestinian killed by Israeli gunfire in West Bank -UPDATED

Mohamed al-Jawabreh, 21, succumbed to gunshot injuries shortly after arriving at Hebron's Al-Mezan Hospital

Palestinian killed by Israeli gunfire in West Bank -UPDATED

World Bulletin/News Desk

A Palestinian youth was killed on Tuesday by Israeli gunfire during clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli army forces in the West Bank city of Hebron, a medical source has said.

Mohamed al-Jawabreh, 21, succumbed to gunshot injuries shortly after arriving at Hebron's Al-Mezan Hospital, a hospital source told Anadolu Agency.

Eyewitnesses said al-Jawabreh had been shot in the chest during clashes at the Al-Araoub refugee camp in Hebron, which remain ongoing between stone-throwing Palestinians and Israeli forces using live ammunition, rubber bullets and teargas.

Meanwhile, two Palestinian school students were shot and injured by Israeli army troops during clashes Nablus province, a Palestinian activist has said.

"Israeli occupation forces provoked Palestinian students from the secondary school in Beit Furik town by firing stun grenades and teargas towards the school, triggering clashes," local activist Monadel Haneni told Anadolu Agency.

Israeli troops fired live ammunition at the students, leaving two of the latter suffering leg injuries, he added. Others, he said, had suffered temporary asphyxiation due to teargas inhalation.

Tension has been running high in the region since late last month, when Israeli authorities temporarily closed the Al-Aqsa Mosque complex in occupied East Jerusalem after an extremist Jewish rabbi was injured in a drive-by shooting in West Jerusalem.

Unrest mounted further after Israeli forces killed a young Palestinian man suspected of shooting the rabbi in a raid on his East Jerusalem home.

Further aggravating the situation, several Israeli parliamentarians have entered the Al-Aqsa complex in recent weeks, drawing the ire of Muslim worshippers and official condemnation from Arab and Muslim countries.

Groups of Jewish settlers, too, have recently forced their way into the religious site, prompting clashes between Muslim worshippers and Israeli forces.

 

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