WEST BANK (Dispatches) – Zionist troops have shot and martyred at least one Palestinian man in the West Bank in the latest violence in the occupied territories.
Muhammad Rumaneh from the Amari refugee camp in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah was killed late on Friday, his death prompting a general strike there on Saturday.
The Zionist army claimed Rumaneh and another man threw Molotov cocktails at an army post near Ramallah. The condition of the other Palestinian was unclear.
Israeli soldiers opened fire at the pair’s car, according to Palestinian news agency Wafa.
A day earlier, the Zionist regime’s troops fatally wounded a member of the Palestinian resistance movement of Hamas during an ambush in the central part of the occupied West Bank.
The incident took place near the illegal settlement of Pesagot, which is located to the east of the city of al-Bireh.
The West Bank-based Palestinian health ministry named the victim as Mohammad Jibril Roummaneh, saying he had succumbed to serious injuries he had suffered in the abdomen.
Hamas, which is headquartered in the nearby Palestinian territory of the Gaza Strip, issued a statement, describing Roummaneh as a “heroic martyr,” who had died while “defending the freedom of [his] people.”
Another Palestinian was “lightly” injured during the incident, the Palestinian Wafa news agency reported.
The occupying regime’s army alleged that the victims had been targeted after “assailants hurled Molotov cocktails at a military post adjacent to the [settlement] of Psagot.”
“Soldiers...identified the suspects and responded with live fire,” claimed a statement by the army.
Violence waged by the regime’s forces and its illegal settlers has claimed the lives of at least 242 Palestinians so far this year.
Also on Friday, dozens of Palestinians sustained injuries when Zionist troops used tear gas and gunfire to disperse weekly anti-settlement rallies in the northern part of the West Bank.