IDF clashes with demonstrators leave one Palestinian man dead

A 22-year-old Palestinian man was reportedly killed in the standoff that ensued between military forces and demonstrators on Friday when the IDF attempted to disperse the rioters.

May 13, 2017 10:37
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Palestinians demonstrate against the demolition of the village Sussiya by Israel, June 2012. (photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)

A Palestinian was killed on Friday in clashes between the IDF and a group of some 100 Palestinians in a village near Ramallah.

Saba Obeid, 22, was shot by the IDF in Nabi Salah, Wafa, the official PA news site, reported.

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Obeid was transferred to Yasser Arafat Hospital in Salfit, but succumbed to his wounds, the Palestinian Authority Health Ministry said.

The IDF said that the army “was forced to respond to a group of Palestinians throwing rocks to preserve the quiet.”

The representative added that the forces used “riot dispersal means,” including live fire.

A number of protests in support of Palestinian hunger strikers in Israeli prisons took place on Friday. At some of the protests such as the one in Nabi Saleh, demonstrators rioted.

The hunger strikers are demanding an end to solitary confinement and administrative detention, increased family visitation rights, and improved amenities.

The Prisons Service has said that the conditions of its prisons conform with international law.

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