Palestinian Man Killed by Israeli Army Fire in West Bank Clashes, Medical Services Say

Over the weekend, 2 Palestinians were killed and over 176 injured in protests

A Palestinian demonstrator in the West Bank January 13, 2018.
MOHAMAD TOROKMAN/REUTERS

A 24-year-old Palestinian man was killed by Israeli army fire during clashes on Monday near the West Bank city of Qalqilyah, said the Palestinian health ministry.

The man was identified as Ahmad Abd Al-Gabar Mohammad Salim.

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The IDF confirmed on Monday that Palestinians threw stones at IDF forces during a protest in the West Bank village of Kfar Jayousi near Qalailyah. The IDF responded with crowd dispersal tactics as well as live fire.

The IDF says it is "checking" as to whether a Palestinian was killed as a result of the live fire.

Clashes were reported Saturday in the Palestinian village of Nabi Saleh in the West Bank. Palestinian demonstrations continued close to the security barrier along the Strip, focusing on protest against Trump's declaration that Jerusalem was the capital of Israel. Overall 176 Palestinians were injured in protests.

On Thursday, two Palestinian teenagers were killed in clashes with Israeli security forces, one on the border with the Gaza Strip and the other in the West Bank, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry.

Also on Saturday, the Israeli Air Force destroyed an attack tunnel on the border with Gaza, according to the IDF.