An Israeli settler shot and killed a 23-year-old Palestinian and injured another near the village of Huwwara in the northern occupied West Bank district of Nablus on Thursday after stepping out of his car and opening live ammunition on Palestinians after clashes broke out with Israeli occupation forces during a march held in solidarity with hunger strikers.
The Palestinian Ministry of Health confirmed that Mutaz Hussein Hilal Bani Shamsa, 23, from the Nablus-area village of Beita succumbed to his wounds shortly after sustaining bullet wounds when witnesses said an Israeli settler opened live ammunition on him after a solidarity march in the village that erupted into clashes with Israeli forces.
The march was held on the main street near the village, which is shared by Palestinians and Israeli settlers, residing in the West Bank illegally according to international law.
Palestinian journalist Majdi Eshtayya was also injured with live bullets shot by the settler, witnesses said, and was transferred to Rafidia hospital where medical sources described his injuries as medium.
Source: Ma'an News Agency