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21-year-old Palestinian shot, killed by Israeli forces

Feb. 5, 2019 1:31 P.M. (Updated: Feb. 6, 2019 1:38 P.M.)
JENIN (Ma'an) -- A Palestinian was shot and killed, on Monday, with Israeli live ammunition near the al-Jalama checkpoint in the northern occupied West Bank district of Jenin.

According to local sources, Israeli forces shot and injured two Palestinians, who were passing by near the checkpoint on a motorcycle.

The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) identified the killed Palestinian as Abdullah Faysal Towalba, 21, and succumbed to his injuries at the Jenin governmental hospital.

PRCS confirmed that Towalba was shot in the head and several times in his feet.

PRCS also mentioned that the second Palestinian was shot and injured in his shoulder. He was transferred to the same hospital and received necessary medical treatment.

His injuries were described as moderate.

The Israeli army claimed that one of the Palestinians passing by on the motorcycle threw a suspicious object at the soldiers situated near the al-Jalama checkpoint. However, locals pointed out that no suspicious object was seen being thrown.

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