Palestinian Shot, Killed by Israeli Forces in Southern Gaza

(Mohammed Assad, MEMO)

Israeli forces shot and killed a 23-year-old Palestinian man in the Gaza Strip on Friday, Palestinian officials said, the second Palestinian to be killed after a 72-year-old woman was shot dead in the occupied West Bank earlier in the day.

The Ministry of Health in Gaza identified the man as Salameh Moussa Abu Jame.

He was shot east of Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip during clashes in the area.

In northern Gaza, a Palestinian teenager was injured during clashes near the Erez crossing.

A Ma’an reporter said that dozens of Palestinian youths protested at the border, with Israeli forces firing tear-gas canisters at demonstrators.

An Israeli army spokesperson said “tens of Palestinians gathered and approached the security buffer zone and attempted to damage the security fence.”

Israeli forces called for the perpetrators to stop, before firing at the “main instigator,” the spokesperson added, confirming an injury.

Earlier,Tharwat al-Sharawi, 72, was shot dead in Halhul after Israeli forces claimed she attempted a “vehicle attack” on forces in the area.

Two Palestinian youths who were standing at a gas station nearby were injured as Israeli gunfire shattered the car’s windows.

Abu Jame was the 75th Palestinian to be killed since the beginning of last month, the majority of whom were shot dead by Israeli forces during alleged, attempted, and actual attacks on Israeli military and civilians.

– Read more: Palestinian Shot, Killed by Israeli Forces in Southern Gaza – Ma’an

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