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One killed, tens wounded during protests in West Bank

February 8, 2020 at 3:50 pm

Palestinians carry the dead body of 19 year-old Bedr Nidal Nafile who was killed in Israeli forces’ intervention, during a funeral ceremony in Tulkarm, West Bank on 8 February, 2020 [Issam Rimawi/Anadolu Agency]

Israeli occupation forces shot dead a Palestinian protester and wounded tens of others during West Bank protests organised on Friday against the US “Deal of the Century”, medical sources revealed.

The Palestinian Ministry of Health in the West Bank announced that the Palestinian teen, Bader Nidal Nafleh, 19, was shot with a live bullet in the neck and killed by Israeli occupation forces.

The ministry also disclosed that five other protesters were wounded and sustained injuries while tens of others endured suffocation after Israeli occupation forces fired tear gas at them during the protests across different cities and villages in the West Bank.

Meanwhile, the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza reported that an officer from the Field Restraint Forces was shot in the shoulder, and sustained moderate injuries.

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It is worth noting that there were no demonstrations in Gaza on Friday.

On Thursday, during a predawn campaign in the West Bank city of Jenin, an Israeli occupation sniper shot and seriously wounded a Palestinian officer while inside the police station.

The Governor of Jenin, Akram Rajoub, confirmed that the Israeli sniper intentionally shot the Palestinian police officer while on duty, stressing that such aggression would undermine security in the occupied West Bank.