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Israeli forces kill Palestinian, wound 11 others in Ramallah-district town

RAMALLAH, Thursday, April 14, 2022 (WAFA) – Israeli forces Wednesday late night killed a Palestinian and wounded 11 others in Silwad town, north of Ramallah, according to official sources.

The Health Ministry confirmed in a press statement that Israeli forces fatally shot Omar Elayan, 20, by a live round in the chest and wounded 11 others during a raid in the central West Bank town.

As part of the 11 injuries, the ministry added, a young man sustained moderate injuries after being hit by a live round in the shoulder, and was subsequently rushed to a Ramallah hospital. His condition was described as moderate.

Five others received treatment at a local medical center in the town.

The soldiers detained three young men, all members of the Hamed family, and opened fire at a house and shouted through loudspeakers in the town, demanding that another young man surrender.

Meanwhile, dozens of people took to the streets to confront the heavily-armed Israeli troops who fired live bullets at the crowds in Silwad.

The town's medical sources said that several people were injured by live ammunition, including a serious injury, and medical teams were unable to reach some of them until late Wednesday.

The casualties were ultimately evacuated to several hospitals in Ramallah city.

Also on Wednesday night, Israeli forces killed 14-year-old Qusai Hamamra in Husan village, west of Bethlehem.

Earlier on Wednesday, Israeli forces killed  human rights lawyer Muhammad Hassan Assaf and injured at least 17 others in a raid in the northern West Bank city of Nablus.

Assaf, 34, succumbed to his critical injuries he sustained after he was shot by Israeli forces in the chest.

Earlier this week, Ghada Sabateen, a 47-year-old widowed Palestinian mother of six, was shot and killed by an Israeli soldier in Husan village, west of Bethlehem.

Footage documenting the moment she was shot showed her posing no threat to the soldiers. No weapon was found on her.

The tensions have come as Israeli police continued to crack down on Palestinians gathering at Bab al-Amoud in the occupied city of East Jerusalem since the start of Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.


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