WEST BANK (Dispatches) – Palestinians held funeral procession on Sunday for a teenage man martyred by Zionist troops in the occupied West Bank.
Zionist troops fatally shot a Palestinian 18-year-old near Ramallah on Saturday, November 5, health officials said, the latest in a string of deadly incidents in the territory.
The Palestinian Health Ministry said the teenager had been killed and a second Palestinian wounded by the gunfire.
The slain Palestinian was identified as 18-year-old Musab Mohammad Nafal, who was targeted with a live bullet to the heart near the town of Sinjil on Saturday, the official Palestinian Wafa news agency reported.
Palestinian Health Ministry said, “Nafal had been critically injured by a live Israeli bullet in the heart,” adding that he “was rushed to Palestine Medical Complex in [the city of] Ramallah where he was pronounced dead of his wound.”
Another Palestinian, who has not been identified yet, was seriously injured by the Zionist troops during the same incident, it added. The regime’s forces, however, refused to hand the second Palestinian over to medical teams for treatment, rather placing him under arrest.
Describing the incident, the regime claimed that the duo were fired at while the regime’s forces were dealing with “people throwing rocks at Israeli vehicles.”
Late last month, the United Nations special coordinator for “the Middle East Peace Process,” Tor Wennesland, warned that “2022 is on course to be the deadliest year for Palestinians in the West Bank since the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs began systematically tracking Palestinian fatalities in 2005.”
“Near-daily instances of violence, [are] unfolding against a backdrop of unabated Israeli settlement expansion, evictions of Palestinians, and home demolitions,” Wennesland further underlined at the time.
On Thursday alone, Zionist troops killed four Palestinians in the West Bank, including a Palestinian fighter with the Gaza Strip-based Islamic Jihad resistance movement.
The Islamic Jihad responded by firing a number of rockets towards the occupied territories that prompted activation of the Israeli regime’s Iron Dome anti-missile system.