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Palestinian dead, sister wounded by Israel soldier in West Bank

Israeli forces shot a Palestinian driver and his sister as he was driving in the West Bank

October 31, 2017 at 11:14 am

Israeli occupation forces this morning opened fire on a Palestinian driver near the illegal settlement of Halamish to the west of the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah, leaving the driver dead and his sister with a shoulder injury, the Safa news agency reported.

The Palestinian Ministry of Health identified the victims as Mohamed Musa, 26, and his sister Latifa Musa, 33, who is said to be in a stable condition in a Palestinian hospital.

Mohamed died while receiving treatment at an Israeli hospital.

Eyewitnesses told Safa that the Israeli occupation forces opened fire at the Palestinian driver and his sister while they were driving along a road parallel to the illegal settlement.

Palestinians forced to travel along roads near illegal settlements often come under fire from Israeli occupation forces and settlers who throw stones at them. A culture of impunity means no one is brought to task for attacks against Palestinians.

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