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Palestinian said shot dead in clashes with IDF troops in protest against outpost

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A 27-year-old Palestinian man was killed by live fire during clashes with Israeli soldiers near the West Bank town of Beita, the Palestinian Authority health ministry reported Friday.

Palestinian officials identified the man as Mohammad Khabeisa, a Beita resident.

According to the health ministry, Khabeisa was shot in the head. Palestinians evacuated him to al-Najah Hospital in Nablus, where he died of his wounds.

Another eight Palestinians were wounded by rubber-coated bullets, the Palestinians’ official Wafa news agency reported.

The Israeli army in a statement said that its forces had responded to violent clashes near the Evyatar outpost where hundreds of Palestinians participated,........

© The Times of Israel

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