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Update: A second Palestinian dies of wounds sustained by Israeli army gunfire in Jenin

 

JENIN, Thursday, February 06, 2020 (WAFA) – A second Palestinian critically injured this morning in the northern West Bank city of Jenin by Israeli army gunfire has succumbed to his wounds, according to the Ministry of Health.

It identified him as Tareq Ahmad Badwan, 25, from Qalqilya, and he was reported to be a first lieutenant in the Palestinian police force.

Reports said Badwan was shot inside the police station in an unprovoked situation.

Earlier the soldiers shot and killed Yazan Abu Tabikh, 19, in clashes that broke out when soldiers raided Jenin to demolish the family home of Palestinian detainee Ahmad Qunba.

During the clashes, Israeli soldiers opened fire at protesters killing two and injuring seven others.

This is the second time the army demolishes the Qunba house. The first time was after the arrest of Ahmad on charges of taking part in the killing of a settler near Nablus early 2018. The family later rebuilt the house, which was turned into rubble once again this morning as part of Israel’s collective punishment policy against Palestinians under its military occupation.

A general strike was call for in Jenin today to protest the killing of Abu Tabikh and the demolition of the house.

(Story updated on 1:23 pm local time with age and circumstance of killing of police officer.)

K.T./M.K.

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