On Friday, Israeli soldiers killed a Palestinian man after shooting him with live fire in Um Safa village, north of Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank’s central part.

Mohammad Bahar, an Um Safa Village Council member, said the soldiers shot the young man in the chest in the Ar-Ras area in the northern part of the village.

The Palestinian Health Ministry said the slain Palestinian Abdul-Jawad Hamdan Saleh, 24, succumbed to profoundly serious wounds at the Istishari hospital in Ramallah.

The Health Ministry added that soldiers shot Abdul-Jawad, from Aroura village, northwest of Ramallah, with a live round in the chest.

It is worth mentioning that dozens of soldiers invaded the village before noon Friday, anticipating a procession against establishing an illegal colonialist outpost at their village’s southern entrance.

Bahar said the soldiers installed roadblocks, invaded buildings, and used their rooftops as monitoring towers before attacking the nonviolent protesters who marched following noon prayers.

Also, Israeli colonizers tried to assault several Palestinians with batons and hurled stones at them before the Israeli soldiers shot a young Palestinian man with a rubber-coated steel bullet in the arm.

It is worth mentioning that, on June 22, the colonizers installed an outpost on the stolen Palestinian lands, built barns, and brought dozens of cows.

The village has been subject to constant attacks by the soldiers who burnt homes, cars and opened fire at the Palestinians and their property.

In related news, a young Palestinian man, Mahdi As’ad Al-Hilo, 20, was killed in an accidental explosion in Tulkarem, in the northwestern West Bank.

The Al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad, said Mahdi was one of its members, and added that he was killed during “preparation and readiness.”

Earlier Friday morning, Israeli soldiers killed Hamza Moayyad Maqbool, 32, and Khairi Mohammad Shahin, 33, and injured three others after the army and its undercover forces invaded Nablus, in the occupied West Bank’s northern part.

Also Friday, Israeli soldiers abducted six Palestinians, assaulted and injured one of them, in several parts of the occupied West Bank in Hebron, Bethlehem, And Jerusalem.

In addition, the soldiers injured five Palestinians and caused many to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation during the weekly procession in Kufur Qaddoum, in the occupied West Bank’s northern part.

In related news, the soldiers injured many Palestinians and internationals, nonviolently protesting against the illegal Israeli colonialist activities in Burqa town, northwest of Nablus, in the occupied West Bank’s northern West Bank.

Also in Nablus, the soldiers fired live rounds at a Palestinian car driving near Tal village, southwest of Nablus, causing damage.

The driver, who was with his family, suffered injuries from the shattered windshield; his family escaped the attack physically unharmed, but suffered anxiety attacks.

First Published on: Jul 7, 2023, at 17:38