Israeli Occupation Forces Shoot Dead Palestinian in West Bank

Palestinian medical sources said the young man, identified as Mohammad Zein al-Ja'bari, aged 24, was shot by the soldiers with a live round in his chest, in the Bab az-Zawiya area, in the center of Hebron city.

Following a meeting of foreign ministers of the Arab League in Cairo, Palestinian Authority (PA) Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki blamed the intergovernmental organization on Thursday for encouraging the United States "to continue with its unfortunate approach" regarding Jerusalem, reported Wafa, the official PA news site.

At least 30 Palestinians and two Israelis have been killed since Trump's December 6 announcement.

During the violent demonstrations, Palestinians threw rocks and fire bombs at the soldiers who responded with riot dispersal means.

He explained that five people were wounded in eastern Jabalia, one in eastern Gaza city and four others in Khan Younis.

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The status of Jerusalem, Israel's largest city and Palestine's planned capital, should it achieve sovereignty, has always been a hurdle in the peace process.

The occupied Palestinian territories have witnessed a new wave of tension ever since US President Donald Trump announced his decision on December 6 previous year to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as the Zionist entity's capital and relocate the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to the occupied city.

A Palestinian protester jumps over a field of cacti during clashes with Israeli forces near Khan Yunis by the border between Israel and the southern Gaza strip on March 9, 2018.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has invited Trump to visit Israel for the occasion. A number of Muslim leaders have warned the move may lead to violence.

  • Sonia Alvarado