Soldiers Kill Palestinian Teenager near Northern West Bank Checkpoint

PNN – Palestine News Network – 20.01.11 – 12:39

Jenin – PNN – A Palestinian teenager was gunned down on Thursday  morning by Israeli troops manning a checkpoint close to the village of Ya’bud, near the northern West Bank city of Jenin.


The Israeli army has 500 checkpoint in the West Bank

Yihya Masharka, 18, was killed when soldiers shot him from the military checkpoint located at the entrance of Mevo-Dotan settlement, which is built on lands taken from the villagers of Ya’bud.

Witnesses said that soldiers left Masharka bleeding and did not allow Palestinian ambulance crews to reach him.

Israeli media sources reported that Masharka opened fire on the soldiers manning the checkpoint; troops opened fire back and killed him. The army is investigating the circumstances of the killing, Israeli sources added.

PNN – Palestine News Network – Soldiers Kill Palestinian Teenager near Northern West Bank Checkpoint.


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