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Palestinian driver shot dead by occupation forces near Ramallah

RAMALLAH, Friday, May 14, 2021 (WAFA) – A Palestinian driver was shot dead today by Israeli occupation forces in the village of Silwad, to the northeast of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank, according to local sources.

Soldiers manning a checkpoint opened gunfire at the driver while attempting to pass through the checkpoint, critically injuring him before he succumbed to his wounds a couple of minutes later.

The slain driver was not yet identified.

Clashes erupted with the Israeli occupation forces in the village in the aftermath of the deadly incident. The clashes saw Israeli soldiers fire teargas at protesters causing many cases of suffocation from gas inhalation.


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