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Israeli forces kill Palestinian inside Hebron hospital

Undercover Israeli Special Forces shot dead a Palestinian man inside a hospital in occupied West Bank Thursday, Palestinian Ministry of Health said.

The deceased was identified as Abdullah Shalaldeh, 27, who was killed at the Al-Ahli Hospital in Hebron city.

“Around 20 undercover Israeli forces stormed the hospital, terrorized and threatened the medical staff, and then stormed the room of Azzam Shalaldeh, who was shot last month by Israeli settlers,” Al-Ahli Hospital Director Jihad Shawer told Anadolu Agency.

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“His cousin Abdullah who was in the bathroom was executed with four bullets in the head, chest and hand,” Shawer said.

Following the incident, Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Al-Hamdallah instructed Palestinian security services to form a joint force to protect hospitals in occupied West Bank.

Palestinian Minister of Health Jawwad Awwad called on the international community to provide protection to Palestinian hospitals.

“The international silence on Israeli incursions at Palestinian hospitals has increased violations and led to the execution of a patient’s escort,” Awwad said in a statement.

According to the Palestinian Health Ministry, Thursday’s incident brings the total number of Palestinians killed by Israeli forces since Oct. 1 to 83, including 18 children and four women.

Eleven Israelis have also been killed during the same period.

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