Palestinian youth shot dead by Israeli police, Kafr Qasim

PNN/ Kafr Qasim/

A 20-year-old Palestinian youth on Monday night was shot dead by Israeli police in Kafr Qasim city in Israel, during clashes that broke out between the Palestinian citizens and the Israeli police.

Israeli reports said that a crowd attempted to break into the local police station, when clashes broke out and residents began throwing stones and torched a police vehicle. Israeli police responded with teargas and live ammunition, shooting Mohammad Taha.

Taha was taken to Beilinson Hospital, Rabin Medical Center, Petah Tikva in critical condition before he succumbed to his wounds.

The clashes came in protest with the ongoing Israeli murder crimes against Palestinians in the 1948 lands, and in synchronization with the 50th anniversary of the Palestinian Naksa (setback) in memory of the 1967 six day war.

The killing of the youth caused escalation and more anger amidst the Palestinian crowds in the city.

The residents reportedly plan on carrying out a strike tomorrow, Wednesday.