Israel ‘kills Palestinian man’ as he tries to cross West Financial institution barrier

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The Israeli army has shot and killed a Palestinian man, the Palestinian Well being Ministry has stated.

The Israel army stated it occurred as the person tried to cross the border which separates Israel from the West Financial institution.

It added that troopers noticed the person “sabotaging” the barrier exterior the West Financial institution metropolis of Qalqilya and “making an attempt to illegally cross into Israeli territory”.

Its forces opened hearth to get him to cease and shot him, it stated in a press release.

The person – recognized as Nabil Ahmed Salim Ghanem from the West Financial institution metropolis of Nablus – was killed close to the barrier, the Palestinian Well being Ministry stated.

He was 53, the official Palestinian information company Wafa reported.

One other Palestinian man was killed final month in comparable circumstances.

Hundreds of Palestinians cross into Israel from the West Financial institution by holes within the barrier, a lot of them working as day labourers and incomes salaries significantly larger than these out there within the West Financial institution.

Tens of 1000’s of Palestinians additionally cross into Israel legally utilizing permits that are troublesome to acquire.

Israel has stated the barrier helped cease a wave of suicide bombings and different assaults by Palestinians who slipped into the nation throughout the 2000-2005 rebellion, and continues to be wanted.

Nevertheless it crosses into the West Financial institution and Palestinians see it as an unlawful land seize.

In 2004, the Worldwide Court docket of Justice described it as “opposite to worldwide regulation”.

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