Israeli troops forces shot dead a young Palestinian man during a predawn detention raid into Duheisha refugee camp to the south of Bethlehem on Tuesday.
Medics identified the Palestinian as 21-year-old Malik Akram Shahin. Witnesses said that he was “left bleeding for long before he was evacuated to the public hospital in Beit Jala, where medics pronounced him dead.”
Medics said Shahin had been shot in the forehead, where the bullet remained lodged. Locals told Ma’an that large numbers of Israeli forces stormed Duheisha camp in the early hours of Tuesday, detaining a number of local residents and delivering summons to others.
As they broke into Palestinians’ homes, the soldiers reportedly fired live rounds, tear gas canisters, and stun grenades “indiscriminately” through the camp’s narrow alleys. Witnesses identified some of the detainees as Mustafa Atiyeh al-Hasanat, 20, Muhammad Ali Abu Ajamiyeh, 19, Diyaa Khalil al-Jaafari, 20, and Muhammad Ilias Sarahnah.
Shortly after Shahin was shot dead, dozens of young men rallied in the camp in protest. A Bethlehem committee announced a halt to all business across the district and stores were closed. MAAN