RAMALLAH (Dispatches) –
Zionist troops shot and killed a Palestinian in the occupied West Bank overnight, the Palestinian health ministry said on Wednesday.
Village residents said there were no clashes in the area at the time of the shooting, which occurred near the village of Beit Ur Al-Tahta, west of the city of Ramallah.
The man was returning from work in the occupied territories when he was shot, they said.
The residents identified the deceased as a 39-year-old man who lives in the village but carries Al-Quds ID papers, allowing him to cross freely between the occupied territories and the West Bank. Palestine’s official WAFA news agency said the man was identified as Raed Yousef Jadallah.
Citing local sources, the agency said Zionist troops shot directly at the man at the western entrance to the village, leaving him to bleed in the place until he was dead.
The Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed that the man had been fatally shot by the occupation troops and his body was transferred to the hospital in Ramallah.
The incident was the third in less than a week amid escalating tensions between the regime forces and Palestinians.
The latest crime by the regime was perpetrated less than a week after a Palestinian teenager died of his wounds sustained during earlier confrontations with Zionist troops along the fence that separates the besieged Gaza Strip from the Israeli-occupied territories.
Palestinian medical sources said on Saturday that 12-year-old Omar Hasan Abu an-Neel had been hit in the head during protests in the area of Malka, east of Gaza City.
Last Wednesday, a Palestinian man also died of gunshot wounds he had sustained when Zionist troops had opened fire on a group of Palestinians attending a rally against the regime in the same area.
Palestinian medical sources at al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City said 32-year-old Osama Khaled D’eij succumbed to his injuries at the medical center.
Palestinian resistance groups are increasingly becoming more visible as protests against Zionist troops, and violent settlers intensify.