Palestinian shot last week by Israeli forces dies of wounds

3. Palestine
Relatives mourn during the funeral of Ahmad Seif, who was shot by Israeli occupation forces following a demonstration, in the West Bank village of Burqa, north of Nablus on March 9, 2022. (Photo: AFP)
RAMALLAH, Palestinian Territories — A Palestinian man shot by Israeli occupation forces in confrontations last week died from his wounds early on Wednesday, the Palestinian news agency Wafa reported.اضافة اعلان

Ahmed Seif, 23, was shot in the stomach three times during confrontations with occupation troops in the village of Burqa, near Nablus, in the occupied West Bank on March 1.

He was rushed to hospital in Nablus, where he died on Wednesday morning.

AFP reporters in Burqa saw a procession of hundreds march through the village on Wednesday during Seif's funeral.

Clashes had erupted last week in Burqa after a demonstration in support of Palestinian prisoners, Wafa reported.

Seif's death was the latest in a string of confrontations that have seen at least 10 other Palestinians killed by Israeli occupation forces since February 8.

On Sunday, 16-year-old Yamen Jafal was shot dead by Israeli forces near the town of Abu Dis, after he attacked Israeli troops with petrol bombs. That same day, 19-year old Karim Jamal Al-Qawasmi was killed after stabbing and wounding a police officer at the Bab Huta Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem.

About 475,000 Israeli settlers live in the West Bank in settlements that are illegal under international law, alongside nearly 2.9 million Palestinians.

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