Palestine Chronicle Staff
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has called on Israel, in a statement released today, to investigate the killing of a Palestinian youth in Alfuwar refugee camp in the West Bank.
Mohammed Yousef Abu hash-hash, 19, was killed on August 16, and others were injured.
The statement, in part, read: Residents reported that large numbers of Israeli security forces entered the camp in the early hours and over the course of the day, conducting extensive search operations inside more than 200 refugee households.”
1 UNRWA is gravely concerned about the death of a young Palestine refugee and the high number of civilian injuries in Fawwar camp, Hebron
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It added that, Clashes between Palestinian youth and the Israeli security forces ensued. Israeli forces responded by using a range of ammunition, including … plastic-coated metal bullets (PCMBs), and large amounts of tear gas.”
UNRWA said that an unarmed 19-year old Palestine refugee from Fuwar camp was killed after being shot in the chest with live ammunition reportedly fired by an Israeli sniper stationed approximately 100 meters away.”
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