Palestinian shot by Israeli occupation troops dies: Ministry

AFP , Monday 10 Apr 2017

Israeli occupation troop
Israeli occupation troop (File photo: AP)

A Palestinian teenager shot by Israeli occupation troops in the occupied West Bank last month died from his wounds on Monday, the Palestinian health ministry said.

The incident on March 23 saw Israeli occupation troops shoot dead another Palestinian teenager and seriously wound three more Palestinians, including the 17-year-old confirmed dead on Monday.

He was identified as Jassem Mohammed Nakhla, and died after being treated for head wounds at an Israeli hospital, the ministry said.

At the time of the incident, an Israeli army spokeswoman said soldiers shot a number of Palestinians throwing petrol bombs at the Israeli settlement of Beit El, near the Palestinian Jelazoun refugee camp.

Since the start of October 2015, Israeli occupation forces have killed at least 260 Palestinians. Meanwhile, stabbings, shootings and car-ramming attacks by frustrated and unarmed Palestinians have killed 41 Israelis, two Americans, one Jordanian, an Eritrean and a Sudanese, according to an AFP count.

Settlement-building, racial discrimination, confiscation of identity cards, long queues at checkpoints, as well as clashes and the desecration of Al-Aqsa mosque, describe Palestinians' daily suffering.

Palestinian leaders say a younger generation sees no hope for the future living under Israeli security restrictions and with a stifled economy. The latest round of U.S.-brokered peace talks collapsed in April 2014.

*The story was edited by Ahram Online. 

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