TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Israeli military forces have shot dead a young Palestinian man in the occupied West Bank amid tensions between Israeli soldiers and Palestinians in the occupied territories over the recent decision by the US to recognize the occupied Jerusalem (al-Quds) as the capital of Israel.
Palestinian sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Israeli military forces shot dead the Palestinian at Beit El checkpoint north of the central West Bank city of al-Bireh, located 15 kilometers (9.3 miles) north of al-Quds, on Friday afternoon for allegedly carrying out a stabbing attack, Arabic-language al-Aqsa television network reported.
An Israeli trooper was injured in the purported assault.
The development came as separate clashes erupted between Palestinians and Israeli soldiers across the occupied West Bank following Friday noon prayers, Press TV reported.
The skirmishes broke out in Ramallah, al-Khalil (Hebron), Qalqilya and Bethlehem, according to local sources.
In the besieged Gaza Strip, hundreds marched after the Friday prayers on the Salah al-Dein highway, which goes from the northern borders of the Gaza Strip towards the southern borders with Egypt.
“We will not make any compromise on our interests or our religion. Our main project is the liberation of all Palestine. Our battle will continue until the full liberation of Palestine. This is the promise of God,” Mahmoud Zahar, a senior leader of the Islamic resistance movement, Hamas, said.
Trump announced his decision to recognize al-Quds as Israel’s capital and relocate the US embassy in the occupied lands from Tel Aviv to al-Quds on December 6.
The dramatic shift in Washington’s al-Quds policy triggered demonstrations in the occupied Palestinian territories, Iran, Turkey, Egypt, Jordan, Tunisia, Algeria, Iraq, Morocco and other Muslim countries.