Palestinian Health Ministry: Man Shot Dead by Israeli Forces Near West Bank Settlement

Forty Palestinians wounded by rubber bullets, tear gas inhalation, Red Crescent reports

FILE PHOTO: A Palestinian boy hurls stones at Israeli troops during clashes at a protest against Jewish settlements in al-Mughayer village, West Bank, February 22, 2019.

Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian man in Salfit, a city near the settlement of Ariel in the West Bank, the Health Ministry in Ramallah said on Tuesday. 

According to the ministry, Mohammad Jamil Shahin, 23, was shot in the chest and was evacuated to a hospital in Salfit. 

The Red Crescent said 40 other Palestinians were wounded by rubber bullets and tear gas inhalation. The Israeli army said soldiers used riot control measures – not live fire.