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Tuesday, 01 March 2016 07:31

Israeli forces martyr another Palestinian youth in WB

Israeli forces martyr another Palestinian youth in WB
Zionist regime’s military forces have fatally shot and martyred a young Palestinian man and injured more than a dozen others amid fierce skirmishes with residents of the Qalandiya refugee camp in the occupied West Bank.

According to Press TV, witnesses said hundreds of Israeli soldiers and Special Forces raided the camp, located 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) north of al-Quds, early on Tuesday and clashed with Palestinian youths.

The violence escalated after an hours-long gun battle erupted between some residents of the camp and the Israeli forces, who fired tear gas canisters and used live munitions against Palestinians homes.

A 22-year-old Palestinian man, identified as Iyad Omar Sajdiyah, sustained gunshot wounds to his head, and subsequently attained martyredom. He was a student at the Faculty of Media in al-Quds University.

At least 15 Palestinians and one Israeli soldier were also injured during the imbroglio.

Zionist regime’s military helicopters hovered over the site, while an Israeli military jeep was set ablaze by angry Palestinian youths.

The occupied Palestinian territories have been the scene of heightened tensions. The latest wave of tensions was triggered by Israel’s imposition in August 2015 of restrictions on the entry of Palestinian worshipers into the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East al-Quds.

Al-Aqsa Mosque is the third holiest site in Islam after Masjid al-Haram in Mecca and Masjid al-Nabawi in Medina.

ME

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