Three Pales­tini­ans shot dead in West Bank

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JERUSALEM: In con­tin­u­ing vi­o­lence in the Is­raeli-oc­cu­pied West Bank over the last sev­eral days, three Pales­tini­ans were shot dead, two oth­ers wounded, and a teenager lost his eye dur­ing clashes with Is­raeli se­cu­rity forces.

Early yes­ter­day morn­ing, 20-yearold Saad Salah was shot dead by Is­raeli sol­diers in the Jenin refugee camp in the north­ern West Bank.

Three other Pales­tini­ans were wounded, one se­ri­ously, dur­ing clashes with Is­raeli sol­diers, who said that the Pales­tini­ans had thrown fire-bombs at them af­ter the Is­rael De­fence Force raided the camp, the Is­raeli daily Haaretz re­ported.

The crit­i­cally in­jured Pales­tinian, 17-year-old Aws Muham­mad Salamah, died in hos­pi­tal yes­ter­day.

In a sep­a­rate in­ci­dent on Tues­day, thou­sands of Pales­tini­ans took part in the fu­neral of Muham­mad Jib­ril, 24, in the vil­lage of Tuqu, near Beth­le­hem, in the south­ern West Bank.

Jib­ril was shot dead by Is­raeli sol­diers on Mon­day who ac­cused him of at­tempt­ing to carry out a ve­hi­cle at­tack, af­ter which he emerged from his car with a knife and tried to stab them.

Mean­while, 13-year-old Pales­tinian Nour Ham­dan, from the oc­cu­pied East Jerusalem vil­lage of Is­sawiya, lost his eye on Sun­day af­ter Is­raeli forces fired a sponge-tipped bul­let dur­ing clashes with Pales­tini­ans.

Ac­cord­ing to Haaretz, Is­raeli po­lice had en­tered Is­sawiya af­ter a fight broke out be­tween neigh­bours.

Pales­tini­ans then be­gan to hurl rocks at the Is­raelis, who re­sponded with crowd-con­trol mea­sures.

Ham­dan was re­port­edly struck by the bul­let as he played on the bal­cony of his sec­ond-floor home with other chil­dren. He also suf­fered fa­cial frac­tures. Is­raeli forces be­gan us­ing black sponge-tipped bul­lets as a crowd­con­trol weapon in 2014.

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