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Palestinian killed by Israeli military gunfire east of Tulkarem

TULKAREM, Monday, October 5, 2020 (WAFA) – Israeli forces Monday night shot and killed a Palestinian youth at Ennab checkpoint, east of Tulkarm city.

Witnesses confirmed that they saw the young man lying on the ground bleeding to death after sustaining critical wounds from Israeli military gunfire near the checkpoint.

They added that Israeli forces closed the checkpoint in both directions, causing serious traffic jam.

The fatality was confirmed as a resident of Beit Lid town, also written as Bayt Lid, southwest of Tulkarm.

Soldiers also set up a checkpoint at the entrance of the town, holding scores of vehicles travelling along the nearby main road, as large number of infantry troops were deployed in the farmlands surrounding the town.

Meanwhile, Israeli media sources claimed that the man was killed purportedly for hurling Molotov cocktails at Israeli force, near the nearby colonial settlement of Einav.

The circumstances surrounding the shooting remain unclear and largely based on the Israeli version of events.

Though Israeli military has claimed that Palestinians were allegedly attempting to carry out attacks, in a majority of instances when Palestinians were killed human rights groups have disputed Israel’s version of events, arguing that many alleged attackers could have been subdued in a non-lethal manner.

K.F.

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