Palestinian Man Killed in Clashes With Israeli Occupation Soldiers in Hebron

Frederick Owens
March 11, 2018

On Friday, a Palestinian was killed by Israeli fire in the West Bank city of Hebron and at least four others were wounded in clashes along Gaza's border with Israel.

The Israeli army claimed that the soldiers shot the Palestinian while he was allegedly "throwing a Molotov cocktail at them", and added that it is "investigating the incident".

Tensions have risen since US President Donald Trump's recognition in December of Jerusalem as Israel's capital - a decision that has infuriated Palestinians. It says troops arrived and fired live rounds to disperse the confrontation.

The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) blasted the decision, with senior official Saeb Erekat saying, "The American administration's decisions to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and choose the Palestinian people's Nakba as the date for this step is a blatant violation of global law".

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Clashes broke out Friday afternoon in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip between Palestinian demonstrators and Israeli soldiers, after calls made by various Palestinian factions.

Majdalani said reports about U.S. efforts to re-settle the Palestinian refugees in the countries they are found in are part of "suspicious American moves to dismantle the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) by drying up its financial resources and then advocating re-settling the refugees in order to remove major issues such as refugee and Jerusalem from the negotiating table". Israel says the entire city is its indivisible, and eternal capital.

Palestinian group Hamas said it won't be able to stop planned protests in May when the United States moves its embassy to Jerusalem.

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