Israeli soldiers patrol near olive trees that were recently cut to open a new road east of the West Bank town of Qalqilyah on January 8, 2017
Israeli military forces have fatally shot a young Palestinian in the West Bank amid simmering tensions in the occupied territories.
Witnesses said Israeli soldiers stormed al-Fariah refugee camp, located 12 kilometers south of Jenin, early on Tuesday, violently breaking into the house of Mohammed al-Salehi before killing the 33-year-old former prisoner, Arabic-language Safa news agency reported.
Violent clashes broke out in the aftermath of the raid, with Israeli forces arresting at least three local residents. Those arrested were later identified as Mahmoud Jabbarin, Qais Nashat and Mahmoud Nazmi Abu Hassan.
The occupied Palestinian territories have witnessed tensions ever since Israel imposed restrictions on the entry of Palestinian worshipers into the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East Jerusalem al-Quds in August 2015.
More than 270 Palestinians have lost their lives at the hands of Israeli forces since the beginning of October that year, when the tensions escalated.
(Source / 10.01.2017)