Palestinian dies from Israeli fire after clashes in West Bank (ministry)
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Beita (Palestinian Territories) (AFP)
A Palestinian who was shot dead by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank died of his wounds on Friday, the Palestinian health ministry said.
Imad Ali Mohammad Dweikat, 38, arrived at Nablus City Hospital “in critical condition” after receiving “a live bullet in the chest” in nearby Beita, he said. a statement.
Beita regularly sees protests against the Israeli occupation and settlement expansion, which often escalate into clashes.
The IDF did not immediately respond to an AFP request for comment.
As of Friday, some 270 Palestinians were injured in clashes with Israeli troops during protests in Beita and during the funeral of a young Palestinian killed the day before, the Palestinian Red Crescent reported.
On July 23, 320 Palestinians were injured or suffered from tear gas inhalation during clashes with Israeli forces in Beita, doctors said. A teenager shot dead by Israeli forces later died of his injuries.
The inhabitants of Beita have been demonstrating since May against the wild Jewish settlement of Eviatar installed nearby without official permission from the Israeli authorities.
The settlement was evacuated in early July, but IDF troops remain stationed there while authorities deliberate on its fate.
If the settlement is approved, its founders will be able to reside there more permanently.
The residents of Beita have vowed to continue their campaign until the army also leaves the outpost.
Israel occupied the West Bank during the Six Day War of 1967 and all Jewish settlements there are considered illegal by most of the international community.
Almost half a million people live in Israeli settlements in the West Bank, alongside 2.8 million Palestinians.
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