Israeli settlers kill Palestinian, injure nine others near Ramallah

RAMALLAH, Saturday, Israeli settlers on Saturday shot dead a Palestinian youth and injured at least nine others, during clashes which erupted in the village of al-Mughayer, northeast of Ramallah, after a group of Jewish settlers attacked the village, according to the Ministry of Health.

Hamdi Taleb Na’san, 38, was announced dead by the Ministry shortly after he was critically injured by the Israeli settlers. Nine others were also injured, one of them seriously. The injured were moved to nearby hospitals for medical treatment.

Mayor of the village, Amin Abu-Elayya, said the clashes erupted after a group of armed Jewish settlers attacked the outskirts of the village, before local citizens attempted to fend them off.

An Israeli army force later arrived to protect the settlers and clashed with the defending locals who threw stones at the soldiers in response. The soldiers shot live ammunition, rubber-coated rounds and stun grenades to disperse the protesters.

Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency

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