Jewish settlers shot and killed a Palestinian man in the occupied West Bank on Saturday, Palestinian officials and the Israeli military said.
The incident followed a confrontation between settlers and Palestinians near the city of Ramallah in which a settler was lightly injured, according to the Israeli military.
Palestinian man killed by Israeli settlers in West Bank https://t.co/oyGs63KiHa
— The Guardian (@guardian) January 26, 2019
The Palestinians said the settlers had entered the village of al-Mughayer and that its residents tried to fend them off. The Israeli military said its forces dispersed the crowds. The Palestinian Health Ministry said that Hamdi Taleb Na’asan, a 38-year-old farmer and a father of four, was killed and that nine other people were wounded by gunfire.
Israeli settlers claim another Palestinian life: Father of four shot and killed in West Bank village https://t.co/nhSxXxU2aI
— Joe Catron 🌹 (@jncatron) January 27, 2019
In the West Bank, the Palestinians have limited self-rule and most of the territory is controlled by Israel. Most countries view the settlements Israel has built there as illegal – a view that Israel disputes, citing biblical, historical and political ties to the land.
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