Palestinian shot by Israeli forces dies of wounds

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RAMALLAH, Palestinian Territories — A Palestinian man died Sunday of a gunshot wound inflicted by Israeli occupation forces the day before in a West Bank village, the Palestinian health ministry said.اضافة اعلان

Two Palestinians were critically wounded by gunfire in the clashes Saturday in Qarawat Bani Hassan, near the city of Nablus in the northern West Bank, according to the ministry.

It said Mujahed Dawood, 30, died in hospital of his injuries.

Israeli occupation forces accuse the man of having “hurled rocks”, to which troops responded with live fire.

Israel has killed more than 150 Palestinians since the start of the year, the heaviest toll in the West Bank for nearly seven years, according to the UN.

Violence in the West Bank has surged as Israeli occupation forces execute deadly, near daily raids.

The Israeli occupation authority announced Sunday it had withdrawn permits to enter Israel for 164 family members of Palestinians in the Nablus region.

It said that their choices “will have repercussions on their families who will no longer be able to make a living in Israel”.

Collective punishment is considered illegal under international law.

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