Israeli occupation kills Palestinian citizen in Nablus

4 weeks ago

NABLUS, March 19 - The Israeli occupation forces on Friday killed a Palestinian young man with a live bullet in his head during the Israeli repression of an anti-settlement protest in eastern Nablus.

The Palestinian Red Crescent said in a press release that the martyr is Atef Yousef Hanysheh (45 years old).

Hanaysha, 45, was rushed by Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) medics to a hospital in Nablus, where medics pronounced him dead shortly afterwards.

Saleem Abu Jish, member of the Committee to Defence Lands, said Israeli soldiers targeted the peaceful protesters, who started marching towards the village’s lands, threatened of confiscation, after Friday prayers. The soldiers used live bullets, murdering Hanaysheh.

Beit Dajan has become a scene for weekly protests against the Israeli move to construct new colonial settlements and expand existing ones at the expense of Palestinian territory.