Friday, December 11, 2015

Friday: third Palestinian killed, this one in Gaza

 A wounded man is wheeled away inKhan Younis (Photo AFP).

Israeli military forces on Friday shot dead a Palestinian and injured 17 others in clashes east of al-Bureij refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip, Palestinian officials said. Ashraf al-Qidra, spokesperson of the Ministry of Health, identified the victim as Sami Shawqi Madhi, 41. He was shot in the chest and died instantly, al-Qidra added. Ten other Palestinians were injured during the clashes and taken to hospital for treatment.
Israeli forces opened fire at demonstrators along the border east of al-Bureij refugee camp and at the Nahal Oz crossing, where protesters set fire to tires. Locals said Israeli snipers were deployed in the area.There were also reports of clashes near Khan Younis in southern Gaza, and the Erez crossing in the north, where seven were injured by live fire in their lower extremities, al-Qidra said.

Earlier, Israeli forces shot dead two Palestinians in the occupied West Bank.Omar al-Hroub, 55, was shot and killed after an alleged attempted car ramming attack in the southern occupied West Bank district of Hebron's Halhul village. Shortly after that, Uday Irsheid, 24, was shot in the chest and critically wounded during clashes with Israeli military forces at the northern entrance to Hebron. He later died from his injuries.Uday's sister, Dania, was shot and killed by Israeli forces in Hebron on Oct. 25.

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