Israeli forces kill third Palestinian in West Bank in 24 hours
Israeli forces have shot and killed another young Palestinian in a raid in the city of Bethlehem, amid rising tensions across the occupied West Bank.
Ayman Mheisen, 21, was shot dead by Israeli soldiers during an armed confrontation that broke in the refugee camp of al-Dheisha, south of Bethlehem on Thursday. He was the third Palestinian killed by Israeli forces in the West Bank in 24 hours.
Being shot in the torso, the young victim was transferred to the hospital but succumbed to his injuries, Arab48 news website reported, adding that another victim was injured and some others were detained.
A day earlier, Israeli troops fatally shot Palestinian journalist Ghofran Warasnah and a youth Bilal Kabaha in separate shootings in the occupied West Bank.
Warasnah, 31, was shot in the chest at the entrance of the Al Arroub refugee camp near Hebron city. Israeli military alleged the journalist “advanced” toward soldiers with a knife. After opening fire on her, Israeli forces prevented Red Crescent medics from approaching her for 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, the Palestinian youth Kabaha, 24, was killed in an Israeli raid in the north of the occupied West Bank in the village of Yabad near Jenin.
Six other Palestinians were wounded in the raid, including three seriously. "They were shot in the neck, abdomen, and face,” Wafa said.
Following the murders on Wednesday, the Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs called on the international community to immediately interfere to stop the Israeli regime’s extra-judicial killings of Palestinian people, denouncing them as “war crimes.”
Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Shtayyeh also held Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett responsible for the killings.