Israeli Forces Shoot, Kill Palestinian near Jenin

Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian man during clashes that broke out following a raid into the town of Birqin west of Jenin on Wednesday morning.

Muhammad Ahmad Alawneh, 21, was shot with a live bullet in his chest.

He was taken to a hospital for treatment, where he underwent surgery, but later succumbed to his wounds, medical sources told Ma’an.

Alawneh is the 16th Palestinian to be killed by Israeli forces this year.

During the clashes, Israeli forces fired tear-gas canisters and stun grenades, as well as live rounds.

Sources added that Israeli forces detained journalist Muhammad Ali Atiq during the raid.

Israeli forces also detained Yasser Ghaleb Abu Jaafar from Jenin city after raiding his family home.

An Israeli army spokeswoman confirmed the two arrests, but said that the Palestinian had been injured by Israeli border police.

An Israeli police spokesperson said he was looking into the incident when asked for comment.

Since the beginning of 2014, Israeli forces have injured an average of 35 Palestinians every week.

Israeli settlers, including those living in occupied East Jerusalem, have carried out a further two weekly attacks on Palestinians, and an average of four incidents of damage to Palestinian property every week.

(Ma’an – www.maannews.net)

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