Palestinian teen killed by Israeli forces in Beita

Ahmad Zahi Bani-Shamsa

A Palestinian teen who was seriously injured by Israeli military gunfire in an anti-settlement rally in Beita town, south of Nablus, succumbed to his wounds on Thursday, reported WAFA Palestine news agency.

Ahmad Zahi Bani-Shamsa, 16, died of the serious injury he sustained in the head after being hit by live ammunition shot by Israeli soldiers on Wednesday.

Bani-Shamsa is the fifth Palestinian killed in anti-settlement rallies in Beita.

He was taking part in a rally at Jabal Sabih mount, located near the town, where Israeli settlers recently set up an illegal colonial settlement outpost, according to WAFA Palestine news agency.

The residents of Beita, Yatma and Qabalan towns, south and southeast of Nablus, took part in the rally called for in protest of the construction of a new colonial settlement atop Sbeih Mountain.

The peaceful rally was called for after a group of Israeli settlers set up over 20 mobile homes or caravans atop the mount as a prelude for taking over the complete mount and establishing a colonial outpost.