TULKAREM, Sunday, May 16, 2021 (WAFA) - A Palestinian youth after midnight was shot dead by Israeli forces during clashes that erupted near Israel’s apartheid wall to the west of the town of Zeita to the north of Tulkarem in the northern occupied West Bank, according to the ministry of health.
WAFA correspondent said Yaseen Hasan Hamad, from Tulkarem’s village of Sida, was shot in the heart with a live bullet, killing him instantly.
Nine people were reportedly shot and injured with live ammunition, including a critical gunshot injury in the chest. They were all taken to Tulkarm Governmental Hospital for medical treatment. No further information was provided regarding their medical condition.
The clashes erupted in protest against the Israeli occupation’s ongoing onslaught on Gaza and to mark the 73rd anniversary of the Palestinian dispersion and expulsion from their homes and land in Palestine on May 15, 1948, in what is now known as the Nakba, or catastrophe.