WEST BANK: Israeli military forces have shot dead a young Palestinian man in the West Bank as tensions continue to rise in the occupied territories on the eve of the 72nd anniversary of Nakba Day (the Day of Catastrophe).
The Israeli military, in a statement released on Thursday, alleged that a 19-year-old Palestinian, whose identity was not immediately available, drove at high speed into soldiers standing next to a military observation post outside the Negohot settlement in the southern part of the West Bank city of al-Khalil, located 30 kilometers (19 miles) south of Jerusalem al-Quds. The statement added that a 21-year-old soldier was injured in the purported assault.
Israel’s emergency and rescue service, Magen David Adom, said the trooper sustained wounds to the upper part of his body.
He was transferred to Soroka Medical Center in Be’er Sheva and is reported to be in moderate-to-serious condition. (PRESSTV)