Wednesday November 29, 2023

Israeli army kills Palestinian in West Bank

Published : 30 Sep 2023, 02:48

  DF News Desk
An Israeli policeman stands guard at the site of a car-ramming attack near the Maccabim checkpoint to the West Bank, near the central Israeli city of Modiin, Aug. 31, 2023. File Photo: Xinhua.

Israeli army on Friday killed a Palestinian man in the West Bank city of Al-Bireh, reported Xinhua, quoting Palestinian medical and security sources, reported Xinhua.

"Mohammed Jibril Ramana died due to serious injuries sustained by Israeli army's live bullets," the Palestinian Ministry of Health said in a statement.

The ministry added that another man was slightly injured in the incident.

Palestinian security sources said that the Israeli army fired live bullets at two young men at the entrance to Psagot settlement in the West Bank city of Al-Bireh.

Israeli army's spokesman Avichai Adraee said in a statement that Israeli forces fired bullets at Palestinians who threw Molotov cocktails towards a military post adjacent to the community of Psagot.

"Soldiers conducting routine activity at the scene identified the suspects and responded with live fire. Two assailants were neutralized and transferred to receive medical treatment," Adraee added.

No casualties were reported among the Israeli soldiers, Adraee noted.

Since January, 33 people, most of them Israelis, have been killed in attacks carried out by Palestinians, and more than 200 Palestinians were killed by Israeli soldiers and settlers, according to official figures.