Palestinian youth dies of injuries suffered in Israeli gunfire during West Bank raid

Press TV – A 23-year-old Palestinian has succumbed to the gunshot wounds he sustained during an Israeli military raid in the northern West bank.

Local medical sources identified the victim as Mohammed Mahmoud Bisharat, saying he had died at hospital on Wednesday after being shot in the chest by Israeli troops during a raid on the village of Taamun near the city of Tubas.

Witnesses said Israeli army soldiers had used live fire and “riot dispersal measures” in their raid, wounding three Palestinians.

According to Taamun residents, the Israeli troops had entered several Palestinian houses looking for those suspected of anti-Israel activity.

On Tuesday evening, 17-year-old Montaser Mohammed Ismail al-Baz succumbed to his Israeli-inflicted gunshot wounds in the Gaza Strip.

He had been shot and injured in the head during a “Great March of Return” demonstration east of Deir al-Balah city.

In recent months, Israel has stepped up its extrajudicial killings of Palestinians in the occupied territories.

Israeli troops have on numerous occasions been caught on camera brutally killing Palestinians, with the videos going viral online and sparking condemnations of the regime’s military.

Tensions have been running high in the occupied West Bank over the regime’s internationally-criticized plan to demolish the Palestinian Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar, which sits east of Jerusalem al-Quds.

Palestinians, however, say the demolition plan is part of the regime’s forcible displacement policy to make room for its unlawful settlement construction activities on occupied land.

The Gaza Strip has also been witnessing tensions since March 30, which marked the start of the “Great March of Return” protests demanding the right to return for the Palestinians driven out of their homeland.

Those tensions saw a sharp rise on May 14, marking the 70th anniversary of the Nakba Day (the Day of Catastrophe), which this year coincided with the US embassy relocation from Tel Aviv to occupied Jerusalem al-Quds.

More than 200 Palestinians have so far been killed and over 20,000 others wounded in the renewed Gaza clashes, according to the latest figures released by the Gaza Health Ministry.