Israeli troops kill Palestinian in West Bank protest: Medics

Reuters , Wednesday 5 Feb 2020

Israeli occupation troops shot dead a 17-year-old Palestinian who was taking part in a protest on Wednesday against U.S. President Donald Trump's peace plan, witnesses and medical officials said.

Mohammed al-Hadad was the first Palestinian killed in unrest since Trump unveiled his plan last week to accolades from Israel but condemnation from many in the Arab and Muslim world.

Witnesses and medical officials said al-Hadad was shot as he took part in a protest in Hebron, a Palestinian city with Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank, where Israeli occupation troops were pelted with rocks.

An Israeli military spokeswoman had no immediate comment.

The Palestinians, who have long shunned the Trump administration, accusing it bias towards Israel, say the peace plan falls far short of their demands for territorial and other rights. Washington deems many of those demands unrealistic.

*This story was edited by Ahram Online. 


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