Palestinian dies in clashes with Israeli forces in West Bank

An IDF spokeswoman said it was reviewing the incident.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF, REUTERS
March 10, 2018 21:07
1 minute read.
Palestinian dies in clashes with Israeli forces in West Bank

Palestinian demonstrators hurl molotov cocktails at Israeli troops during clashes at a protest against Trump's decision on Jerusalem, in Hebron, in the occupied West Bank March 9, 2018.. (photo credit: MUSSA QAWASMA / REUTERS)

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

RAMALLAH - On Saturday, Amir Shehada, 19, died in a clash with security forces near the Yitzhar settlement, south of Nablus, the PA Health Ministry said.

Shehada was shot in the chest, according to ministry.

The IDF said that Palestinians had approached Yitzhar from the nearby village of Urif and that a riot broke out between them and the settlers as the IDF arrived at the scene and used riot dispersal means and fired live rounds.

Avraham Binyamin, a Yitzhar spokesman, said the violence began when two Palestinians approached the community with a “burning object.”

On Friday, Israeli soldiers shot dead 24-year-old Muhammed al-Jaabari during clashes in the West Bank, the Palestinian Health Ministry said.

An Israeli military spokesman said Jabaari had been about to throw a fire-bomb at the troops, who were responding to an immediate threat when they shot him. He added that the incident in the city of Hebron would be reviewed.

US-led peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians broke down in 2014 and a new push by President Donald Trump's administration to restart negotiations has shown little progress so far.

Tensions between the sides have risen since Trump declared on December 6 that he recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Outraged Palestinian leaders said Washington could no longer take the lead in peace efforts but Israel has said the United States should remain peace-broker.

Trump's announcement and the planned move in May of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem - home to sites holy to Muslims, Jews and Christians - reversed decades of U.S. policy on the city. Its status is one of the biggest obstacles to reaching a peace agreement.

The Palestinians want east Jerusalem as the capital of a future state. Israel says the entire city is its indivisible, and eternal capital.

Adam Rasgon and Tovah Lazaroff contributed to this report.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

July 16, 2019
Palestinians call for investigation into death of Israeli prison detainee

By KHALED ABU TOAMEH

Cookie Settings