TEHRAN (defapress) – A Palestinian was killed by Israeli fire in protests in the occupied West Bank Wednesday, the Palestinian health ministry and official media said.
News ID: 76445
Publish Date: 27March 2019 - 14:50
The health ministry reported a Palestinian was killed after clashes in the Dheisheh refugee camp near Bethlehem in the southern West Bank.
Official news agency Wafa named him as Sajid Muzher, 17, saying he was shot by Israeli fire.
The Israeli army did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Tensions continue in the occupied territories following US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem (al-Quds) as Israel’s capital and the relocation of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to the occupied city.
Palestinians want the West Bank as part of a future independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem al-Quds as its capital.
The Gaza Strip has also been witnessing tensions since March 30, 2018, which marked the start of the “Great March of Return” protests demanding the right to return for the Palestinians driven out of their homeland.