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Israeli forces attack protesters in al-Bireh, killing youth, injuring dozens others

AL-BIREH, Tuesday, May 18, 2021 (WAFA) – A Palestinian youth succumbed to critical wounds he sustained earlier today as Israeli forces violently attacked Palestinians protesting the ongoing Israeli aggression and attacks near Beit El (DCO) Israeli military checkpoint, near the northern entrance of al-Bireh city.

Israeli forces attacked protesters with live and rubber-coated steel bullets and tear gas canisters, shooting and critically injuring a 25-year-old youth in the chest. At least 50 Palestinians were wounded and dozens of others suffocated during the confrontations.

Mohammed Ishaaq Hmaid, 25, arrived at the Ramallah Complex Hospital with severally critical wounds, where he succumbed to his wounds shortly after, according to the ministry of health.

Israeli forces also directly targeted a Palestinian ambulance with live fire.

National and Islamic Forces, a coalition of the major Palestinian factions, called upon Palestinians to take part in mass rallies throughout the occupied Palestinian territories to protest against the ongoing Israeli attacks on Gaza and on Arab Palestinians in Arab towns inside Israel, as well as in occupied Jerusalem and in the occupied West Bank.

T.R.

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