Israeli forces kill Palestinian man in West Bank

Mar 19,2021

The Palestinian was shot with live bullet in the head by the Israeli occupation forces.

Israeli occupation forces shot dead on Friday Palestinian man taking part in peaceful anti-settlement protest near Beit Dajan village, east of West Bank city of Nablus, Palestinian Health Ministry said.

The Ministry confirmed that Israeli forces opened fire towards peaceful Palestinian protesters as they were protesting against Israeli confiscation of their own lands, east of the village.

Atef Yousef Hanaysha, 45, was rushed by Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) medics to a hospital in Nablus, where medics pronounced him dead shortly afterwards.

Beit Dajan has become a scene for weekly protests against the Israeli authorities move to construct new colonial settlements and expand existing ones at the expense of Palestinian territory.

Located 12 kilometers to the east of Nablus city, Beit Dajan has a population of some 4,700 and occupies a total area of 44,100 dunams, including 360 donums of built-up area for the villagers.

A large part of the village lands were seized for the construction of Al-Hamra and Mekhora (Mehola) colonial settlements, east and southeast of the village, in 1971 and 1973.

The village depends on grains plantation and fruitful trees, such as olive, figs and almonds.

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