Young Palestinian man killed by Israel

A 19-year old Palestinian shot by Israeli army in West Bank

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Updated Jul 28, 2015

A palestinian man was killed on Wednesday by Israeli Army during confrontations in Birqin town southwestern Jenin City in the West Bank, medical sources said.

Medical sources said that Mohammed Alawna, 19-year-old was hospitalized after being shot in his chest, but they failed to rescue him.

In the early morning on Wednesday, the town witnessed confrontations between young men and the Israeli soldiers during an arresting campaign by the Israeli army, eyewitnesses said.

There was no immediate comment by the Israeli army.

The Palestinian unity government, which was established by Gaza-based Hamas and Ramallah-based Fatah in June 2014, following an agreement carried out to end the division between the two political forces of Palestine in April 2014, was dissolved on June 17 this year.

The move came just after Mahmoud Abbas said the unity government was unable to operate in the Gaza Strip.

Earlier in June, Ismail Haniya, deputy head of Hamas’ political office, said there had been no humanitarian or economic progress, referring to the reconstruction of the war-torn Gaza after the 51-day ‘’Operation Protective Edge’’ and other issues, in the Gaza Strip since the unity government was formed a year ago. This inability was a major point of internal dispute between Fatah and Hamas.

The West Bank is considered an "occupied territory" by the US as the State Department stated in March.

The Palestinian Authority has submitted its first batch of evidence of war crimes by Israel to the Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC); targeting the offenses the Palestinians faced from the Gaza war.

The 2014 war on Gaza saw over 2,100 Palestinians killed, most of whom were civilians, as well as the death of 67 Israeli soldiers and six Israeli civilians. 16,245 homes were destroyed due to the war that continued for 50 days before a cease-fire put an end to it last August.

The Israeli-Palestinian peace talks have consistently failed to reach their objectives due to the lack of commitment to the two-state solution which the ultra orthodox Israeli Knesset members strongly oppose.

Since the 1967 Middle East war, the Palestinians have tried to retrieve the lands in which the Israelis have illegally settled; the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza.

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