Israeli Forces Shot Palestinian Dead

Israeli military forces have shot dead a Palestinian near the West Bank city of Jenin, the military says.

The shooting took place at a guard post near the settlement of Mevo Dotan, some 10 kilometers (six miles) southwest of the northern town of Jenin.

Palestinian security officials confirmed a man had been shot dead at the Dotan checkpoint near the settlement, saying the army had closed down the area.

The forces have also arrested eleven Palestinians in different parts of the occupied West Bank.

The death comes after two separate incidents earlier this month in which Palestinians were shot at an Israeli checkpoint.

On January 8, Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian as he ran towards a checkpoint east of Nablus.

On January 2, Israeli troops at the same checkpoint shot and killed a Palestinian after he entered the wrong lane holding a bottle that troops apparently mistook for a weapon.

Israel’s attacks on the West Bank take place on a regular basis as the military has erected checkpoints in the occupied Palestinian territories. The UN has repeatedly slammed Israel over the checkpoints that have made life difficult for the Palestinians living in the West Bank.

Israel occupied the West Bank along with the eastern part of al-Quds (Jerusalem) during the 1967 Six-Day War.

(Press TV)

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