Last Update 6:8
Saturday, 31 July 2021

In Photos: Palestinian killed by Israeli troops in West Bank protest against settlements

The protest erupted over a settlement outpost near the town of Beita - one of dozens dotting hilltops in the West Bank in what Palestinians see as an ongoing Israeli land grab

AFP , Saturday 29 May 2021
Palestinian
Relatives mourn over the body of 28-year-old Zakaria Hamayel, who was struck by a bullet to the chest by Israeli forces during a protest against settlement expansion, during his funeral in the village of Baita, south of Nablus, in the occupied West Bank, on May 28, 2021. AFP
Share/Bookmark
Share/Bookmark

A Palestinian man was shot and killed by Israeli troops on Friday during a protest against settlement expansion in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, health officials said.

The protest erupted over a settlement outpost near the town of Beita - one of dozens dotting hilltops in the West Bank in what Palestinians see as an ongoing Israeli land grab.

Several hundred Palestinians gathered on the hilltop. Dozens burned tires and threw stones at soldiers who fired live rounds, rubber bullets and tear gas.

The Palestinian Health Ministry said a 26-year-old Palestinian man was killed by army fire and that five protesters were injured, including two by live fire.

The Israeli military did not immediately issue a statement on the shooting.

Palestinian
Palestinian protesters use slingshots to hurl stones at Israeli security forces amid clashes in the village of Baita, south of Nablus, in the occupied West Bank on May 28, 2021, following a demonstration against the establishment of Israeli outposts in their lands

The clash came at a time of heightened tensions following an 11-day war between Israel and the Islamic group Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip.

More than 250 people, the vast majority Palestinians, were killed in the war which ended a week ago.

During the fighting, Gaza Palestinian factions fired more than 4,000 rockets at Israel, while Israel bombed hundreds of targets allegedly linked to militants in Gaza.

Palestinian
Palestinians carry an injured youth amid clashes with Israeli security forces in the village of Baita, south of Nablus in the occupied West Bank, on May 28, 2021, following a demonstration against the establishment of an Israeli outpost in their village. AFP

Palestinian
A Palestinian protester displays the middle-finger at Israeli security forces amid clashes in the village of Baita, south of Nablus, in the occupied West Bank, on May 28, 2021, following a demonstration against the establishment of Israeli outposts in their lands. AFP

*This story was edited by Ahram Online

Short link:

 

Latest

© 2010 Ahram Online.