Israeli occupation forces killed a 20-year-old Palestinian in the village of Nabi Saleh in the occupied West Bank district of Ramallah on Friday after clashes broke out during a march in the village to support the some 1,600 Palestinians on hunger strike across Israeli prisons, while dozens of Palestinians were injured during clashes in Nablus.
In the Ramallah-area village of Nabi Saleh, 20-year-old Saed Nidal Ebeid from the West Bank district of Salfit was killed after being hit in the chest with a live bullet shot by Israeli occupation forces after clashes erupted during the village’s weekly march, according to the Palestinian ministry of health.
The ministry said that medical crews transported him to the Salfit governmental hospital after he sustained the injuries where his condition was reported critical. However, he was later declared dead by the ministry.
The village had launched their weekly march following Friday prayers in solidarity with the hundreds of Palestinian prisoners on their 26th day of a mass hunger strike across Israeli prisons.
Meanwhile, more than 30 Palestinians suffered from tear gas inhalation and sustained injuries from rubber-coated steel bullets in the northern West Bank district of Nablus.
Witnesses said that clashes erupted between hundreds of Palestinians and Israeli forces following Friday prayers when Palestinians marched towards the Beita junction and Beit Furik checkpoint in a demonstration in support of the hunger strikers.
Head of the ambulance service for the Palestinian Red Crescent in Nablus Ahmad Jibreel told Ma’an that medical crews provided care to more than 30 Palestinians on the scene who had suffered from tear gas inhalation and were shot with rubber bullets after clashes broke out.
Jibreel added that Israeli forces had directly opened fire at two Red Crescent ambulances during clashes near Beit Furik, causing damage to the ambulances’ front windshield.
Ebeid is the 21st Palestinian to be killed by Israeli occupation forces and settlers since the start of 2017.
Source: Ma'an News Agency