Israeli soldiers kill Palestinian young man in West Bank: sources

2021-10-14 22:06:17 GMT2021-10-15 06:06:17(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

RAMALLAH, Oct. 14 (Xinhua) -- Israeli soldiers killed a Palestinian young man on Thursday night near the West Bank city of Bethlehem, Palestinian security sources and eyewitnesses said.

The Palestinian young man, whose identity wasn't immediately known, was shot dead by Israeli soldiers in the town of Beit Jala, west of Bethlehem, the sources told Xinhua.

Israeli soldiers opened fire at two Palestinian young men, killed one and wounded the other, according to the official Palestinian News Agency (WAFA) and eyewitnesses.

Meanwhile, the Israeli media reported that Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian and arrested another after they tried to throw a molotov cocktail at Israeli settlers' cars near an Israeli army roadblock between Bethlehem and Jerusalem.

According to the official Palestinian figures, since 1967, more than 600,000 Israeli settlers have lived in 140 settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, home of more than 3 million Palestinians.

Israel occupied the West Bank and East Jerusalem, which are claimed by the Palestinians, in the 1967 Middle East war and has controlled them ever since. The Palestinians want to establish their independent state on these territories. Enditem