Young Palestinian man killed by Israeli army in West Bank

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Eyewitnesses say victim shot after clashes broke out between Palestinian youth and Israeli army near Jenin

RAMALLAH, Palestine  – A young Palestinian man was killed by the Israeli army in the West Bank on Wednesday, a medical source told Anadolu Agency.

The source at Khalil Sulaiman Hospital in Jenin said that Mohamed Alawna, 21, was pronounced dead at the hospital as a result of a gunshot wound to the chest.

Eyewitnesses told Anadolu Agency that Alawna was shot after clashes broke out between Palestinian youth and the Israeli army in Barqin village.

The witnesses said the youth threw rocks at the Israeli soldiers, who responded with live and rubber bullets, in addition to tear gas.

More than 20 Palestinians have been killed and another 2,156 have been detained by the Israeli military in 2015, the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) said in a report issued earlier this month. 

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