Qalqilia / PNN/
A Palestinian young man was shot dead by Israeli gunfire tonight during confrontations between Israeli occupation forces and unarmed Palestinian civilians in the town of Azzun, to the east of Qalqilia in the occupied West Bank, according to the Ministry of Health (MoH).
MoH said in a statement that Ayed Azzam Saleem, 20, died shortly after being critically injured by Israeli gunfire in the abdomen and chest in the town of Azzun.
Witnesses in the town said Israeli occupation soldiers directly fired at young Palestinians who were demonstrating at the entrance to the town in protest of the daily Israeli atrocities in occupied Palestine. Saleem, who was first reported critically injured, was rushed to the nearby Darwish Nazzal Public Hospital where he was announced dead of his wounds.
The latest Israeli crime brings up the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli occupation forces since the beginning of the year to 95, including 17 children and an elderly woman.