The Palestinian Ministry of Health has reported that Muhamad Foad al-Bayed, 17, was shot in the head by Israeli forces during riots in the town of Umm Safa, neighboring Ramallah.
According to the official Palestinian news agency WAFA, the Israeli army attacked residents in the Jalazone refugee camp in the northern West Bank city of Ramallah with "live ammunition, tear gas canisters, and stun grenades" during the raid.
Local media reported that dozens of people suffered asphyxiation from tear gas inhalation.
.@AP July 21, 2023: Mohammad Fouad Atta Al-Bayed, 17, was shot & killed by Israeli occupation forces on Friday, a Palestinian child & seriously injured a young man during protests in the village of Um Safa, northwest of the city of Ramallah. Details: https://t.co/SH14r9KdD3pic.twitter.com/EMoGzBWiLz
In recent weeks, Umm Safa has been the scene of escalating violence by Israeli forces and settler attacks, which have included the burning of homes and vehicles and the use of live fire against residents.
The Palestine Red Crescent Society reported a second shooting on Friday in the occupied West Bank governorate of Nablus. The attack resulted in one dead and one seriously injured person. Wafa identified the fatality as 18-year-old Fawzi Makhalfeh.
18-year-old Fawzi Hani Fawzi Makhalfeh has ascended to martyrdom after being shot by the IOF who opened fire on the car he was in in Sebastia, #Nablus.
Glory to the martyrs. Via: Resistance News Network on Telegram Another blatant murder that the world will ignore ������✊���� pic.twitter.com/LAEyeFh73d
Since the beginning of the year, Israeli forces have killed more than 150 Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem. This is part of a surge in violence marked by repeated Israeli incursions into the occupied territories under the far-right government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who came to power earlier this year.
#Palestine | Today marks a new anniversary of Palestinian Land Day, a propitious date to denounce the expropriation by Israel of the Palestinian territories and the policy of extermination promoted by the invading State. pic.twitter.com/TqUnlDRUuM