Israeli occupation soldiers shot and killed, on Saturday evening, a young Palestinian main at the entrance to Azzoun town, east of Qalqilia, in the northern occupied West Bank, the Ministry of Health confirmed.

The Ministry identified the slain young man as Ayed Azzam Mahmoud Salim, 20, and added that he suffered five gunshot wounds to the chest and abdomen.

Mohammad Musleh, a resident of Azzoun told Palestine TV that the soldiers shot Ayed near a bypass road used by the illegal colonizers and added that the soldiers shot the young man just for walking near the road, especially since no protests were taking place in that area.

Palestinian medics moved him to Omar Al-Qassem Hospital in Azzoun town where his death was confirmed, before he was transferred to Darwish Nazzal governmental hospital.

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Local sources said several army jeeps invaded the main entrance area of the town, and closed it, leading to protests.

They added that the soldiers fired live ammunition, tear gas canisters, and concussion grenades.

After his death was confirmed, dozens of Palestinians held protests before the soldiers fired rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs and concussion grenades, and closed the main entrance of the town.

Palestine TV reported that the funeral will be held on Sunday after the noon prayer, beginning at the Darwish Nazzal Hospital in Qalqilia city, as announced by his family.

It is worth mentioning that, on March 02, the soldiers killed Mohammad Nidal Salim, 15, and on April 30, 2022, the soldiers killed Yahia Ali Adwan, 27, in the same area.

Israeli forces have killed 95 Palestinians, most of whom were civilians, since the beginning of the year.

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 First Published on: Apr 9, 2023 at 01:00


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