RAMALLAH, Friday, March 17, 2023 – A Palestinian young man was shot and killed by Israeli occupation soldiers tonight at the north entrance to the city of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank, according to the Ministry of Health.
The young man, identified as Yazan Omar Khasib, 23, was reportedly shot by soldiers at the Israeli military checkpoint at the entrance to Ramallah. He was arrested in critical condition by the soldiers, only to be announced dead of his wounds a few minutes later.
Palestinian ambulance and medical staff were denied access by the Israeli army to the scene where the young man was first reported wounded. Khasib’s body was held by the Israeli occupation military for nearly two hours, before the body was turned over to the Palestinian side.
The Israeli military shut down the checkpoint to the Palestinian traffic in the aftermath of the shooting.
The latest Israeli crime brings up the number of Palestinians killed by the Israeli occupation forces since the beginning of the year to 89, including 17 children and an elderly woman.