JENIN (The Inside Palestine) – A Palestinian youth was shot and killed, and six others were shot and injured by live ammunition fired by the Israeli army tonight during clashes that broke out in the town of Yabad to the southwest of Jenin, according to local sources.
Sources told WAFA that a large military force, accompanied by 30 military vehicles and a bulldozer stormed the town of Yabad and army snipers climbed onto the roofs of houses in the town, firing live bullets and tear gas canisters at the town’s residents.
A youth who was identified as Awad Kabaha, 24, was shot by live bullets in the chest and thigh, critically injuring him. He was transferred to Jenin Government Hospital, where he succumbed to his critical wounds.
Six other youth were shot by live bullets during the clashes, including three seriously. They were shot in the neck, abdomen, and face.
Israeli forces reportedly cordoned off the three-storey family house of alleged Palestinian attacker Diya Hamarsheh as a prelude to demolishing it as part of its collective punishment policy against the Palestinian people.
Forces further closed all entrances to the town of Yabad, preventing residents from leaving or entering the town.