Pales­tinian dies of wounds from West Bank clash

Gulf Times - - REGION/ARAB WORLD/AFRICA -

APales­tinian man shot in clashes with Is­raeli forces in Oc­to­ber has died of his wounds, the health min­istry in the oc­cu­pied West Bank said yes­ter­day.

Mo­hamed Shreyteh, 28, had been shot in the head dur­ing the clashes that took place on Oc­to­ber 26 in the West Bank.

At the time, wit­nesses said the vi­o­lence erupted when Is­raeli set­tlers came to visit a site near the West Bank vil­lage of Al-Mazraa al-Ghar­biya, and that Pales­tini­ans pelted them with stones. Is­raeli forces then in­ter­vened and fired tear gas and am­mu­ni­tion at the Pales­tini­ans, ac­cord­ing to the wit­nesses.

The Is­raeli army ac­cused Pales­tini­ans of in­sti­gat­ing a “riot” dur­ing which they al­legedly “set off fire­works and hurled rocks” at troops and bor­der po­lice.

The mil­i­tary re­sponded with “riot dis­per­sal means and fired in ac­cor­dance with stan­dard op­er­a­tion pro­ce­dures”, it said.

Dur­ing those clashes an­other Pales­tinian, Oth­man Ladawda, 33, was killed, the health min­istry in the West Bank said at the time.

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