Palestinian Shot Dead Near Gaza Border

There is anger in Gaza after the first deadly Israeli shooting there since a 50-day war that ended in August. A Palestinian man has been shot dead near the border with Israel.  Palestinian health ministry officials identified the man as Fadel Mohammed Halawa, 32, who was shot dead as he approached the Israeli border. It is claimed he was shot to the east of the Jabalya refugee camp.

 

The army says it fired at two men who approached a security fence and ignored warnings to stop. But relatives say the man had been searching for song birds that fetch high prices in Gaza markets.

Palestinian man shot near Gaza border


A medic said the shots appeared to have been fired from a watchtower on the boundary fence

Amid a surge in Israeli-Palestinian unrest, a Palestinian home has also been set on fire in the occupied West Bank.The owners say the attack was carried out by Jewish settlers, with “Death to Arabs” scrawled on a wall in Hebrew. A neighbour of the family targeted said:

“I received a call telling me the settlers had entered the village. I went with my son and as we reached the house they ran away, but they had already lit the fire and caused the damage.”

Israeli army soldiers take positions during clashes with Palestinians in an early morning in the West Bank city of Jenin AP

Israeli army soldiers take positions during clashes with Palestinians in an early morning in the West Bank city of Jenin
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Fatal Shooting Of A Teenage Palestinian Protester

In another development on Sunday, Israeli prosecutors charged a policeman  in the fatal shooting of a teenage Palestinian protester, accusing him of deliberately switching his non-lethal rubber bullets with the live round that killed the youth.

An Israeli police officer during clashes with Palestinians in Jerusalem AP

An Israeli police officer during clashes with Palestinians in Jerusalem
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The prosecutors’ decision to level a charge of manslaughter rather than murder drew criticism from the boy’s father, who said the evidence showed the killing was premeditated.

Nadim Nuwara, 17, was shot during a demonstration in May at which Palestinians hurled stones at Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank. A second teenage protester was killed there but Israel has made no arrest in that case, citing lack of evidence as an autopsy was not carried out.

 

Moe Diab

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