Palestinian Reported Killed by Setter Near Ramallah

18:00 Jul 21 2014 between Ar Rām and Hizma checkpoints

Palestinian Reported Killed by Setter Near Ramallah
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by IMEMC & Agencies

Palestinian Medical sources have reported that a young Palestinian man was shot and killed by an Israeli settler, at the entrance of ar-Ram town, south of the central West Bank city of Ramallah.

The sources said resident Mahmoud Hatem Shawamra, 21, was shot by four live rounds in the chest, abdomen, back and thigh. Eyewitnesses said the settler shot Shawamra from a very close range.

Israeli soldiers called for an Israeli military ambulance, but Shawamra died of his wounds at the nearby Hezma Israeli military roadblock.

Meanwhile, soldiers clashed with dozens of local protesters, and fired rounds of live ammunition, rubber-coated metal bullets, gas bombs and concussion grenades.

On Tuesday at dawn, several Palestinians were injured after the army invaded the al-‘Arroub refugee camp, north of Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank.

Red Crescent medics said seven Palestinians were shot by rubber-coated metal bullets, and dozens received treatment for the effects of tear gas inhalation, especially since the army fired gas bombs at homes in the camp.

RAMALLAH (AFP) -- An Israeli shot dead a Palestinian who had been throwing stones at his car north of Jerusalem in the West Bank, a Palestinian security source said late Monday.

The security source named the fatality as Mahmoud Shawamreh, 21, of al-Ram. He said the incident took place between al-Ram and the Hizma checkpoint, and the body was taken to Israel.

Asked for comment, a spokeswoman for the Israeli army said: "The incident in which the Palestinian was killed during a violent riot near Ramallah is being investigated by the military police."

Tensions in the West Bank had been running high since the abduction and murder of three Israeli youths there last month, which prompted a major crackdown on Hamas, blamed by Israel for the deed.

Hamas responded with a surge of rocket fire from the Gaza Strip, with Israeli launching an offensive on July 8, resulting so far in the deaths of 525 Palestinians and 27 Israelis.

On July 14, a Palestinian was shot dead near the southern West Bank city Hebron after he had thrown stones and firebombs at Israeli cars.
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