Israeli forces kill Palestinians in occupied West Bank: ministry | News from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
Zakaria Hamayel, 28, was shot in the chest during a demonstration in Beita, south of Nablus, according to the health ministry.
Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian during a protest in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian health ministry said.
Zakaria Hamayel, 28, was shot in the chest in the village of Beita, south of Nablus, during a protest against the illegal expansion of Israeli settlements on Palestinian land, the ministry said on Friday.
A few hundred Palestinians gathered at the demonstration near Nablus.
Some in the crowd, their faces covered in masks, threw stones at the soldiers and burned tires, witnesses said. Israeli soldiers opened fire, killing a man, the Palestinian health ministry said.
The Israeli military did not immediately respond to a request for comment from the AFP news agency.
On Tuesday, Israeli forces killed a Palestinian in a raid on the Al-Amari refugee camp near Ramallah in the occupied West Bank.
Israeli forces made arrests across the West Bank following violence that erupted over the 11-day conflict between Israel and the Palestinian group Hamas in Gaza that erupted on May 10 and ended in a negotiated truce by Egypt last week.
Fighting erupted after weeks of growing tension over Israeli measures to forcibly evict Palestinians from their homes in East Jerusalem to make way for settlers.
Palestinian protests against the evictions led to severe Israeli repression and raids on the Al-Aqsa Mosque, considered the third holiest site in Islam.
Since May 10, more than 25 Palestinians have been killed in clashes in the occupied West Bank, where at least 400,000 Israeli settlers live alongside an estimated 2.8 million Palestinians.
The West Bank has been occupied since 1967, when the IDF captured it along with the Gaza Strip during the so-called Six Day War.