Beit Ummar: Israel kills another Palestinian in 24 hours

Shawkat Awad (20)

Shawkat Awad, 20, shot by Israeli forces with live ammunition on the head and chest on Thursday became the second Palestinian from Beit Ummar to be killed in 24 hours. According to Quds News Network, Awad was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Clashes erupted earlier today between the forces and Palestinians during the funeral procession of 12-year-old Palestinian child Muhammad Allami, killed on Wednesday evening by the Israeli forces after they opened fire at him.

The Palestinian Red Crescent said at least 12 Palestinians were injured with live ammunition shot by Israeli forces in Beit Ummar town.

Last Saturday, 17-year-old Palestinian, Mohammed Munir al-Tamimi, who suffered gunshot wounds, died in hospital.

For several months, Beita has been the scene of frequent unrest, when dozens of Israeli families settled on the village’s Mount Sabih and began building the wildcat outpost of Evyatar in defiance of Israeli and international law.