- Title: Palestinian killed by Israeli troops during stone-throwing clashes
- Date: 19th March 2021
- Summary: BEIT DAJAN, WEST BANK (MARCH 19,2021) (REUTERS) PALESTINIANS CARRYING BODY OF MAN SHOT DEAD BY ISRAELI TROOPS DURING PROTEST BODY OF ATEF YOUSEF HANAYSHA, 45, COVERED WITH PALESTINIAN FLAG PROTESTER CARRYING PALESTINIAN FLAG WALKING AFTER MEN CARRYING BODY OF KILLED MAN
- Embargoed: 2nd April 2021 15:10
- Keywords: Israel Israeli army Palestinians protest violence
- Location: BEIT DAJAN, WEST BANK
- City: BEIT DAJAN, WEST BANK
- Country: Palestinian Territories
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace,Middle East
- Reuters ID: LVA001E4R1VEV
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: EDIT CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES
Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian on Friday (March 19) during stone-throwing clashes in the occupied West Bank, a Reuters witness said.
The man was shot in the head and taken to a hospital near the West Bank city of Nablus where he later died, the Palestinian health ministry said.
Asked for comment, the Israeli military said the incident was under examination.
The man killed, 45 year-old Atef Yousef Hanaysha, was the Imam of the village and was involved in a weekly protest against Israeli settlements in the village of Beit Dajan, near Nablus.
A group of Palestinians threw stones towards two Israeli soldiers posted there, and the soldiers then opened fire, said the Reuters witness, a photographer.
A group of Palestinians carried the man away.
Palestinians want to establish a state in the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip, territories Israel captured in the 1967 Middle East war.
The Palestinians, who have limited self-rule in the West Bank, say Israel's settlements there will deny them a viable state. Most countries view the settlements as illegal under international law.
Israel disputes this, citing security needs as well as biblical and historical ties to the land. Israeli-Palestinian peace talks collapsed in 2014.
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