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Palestinian injured by Israeli army fire in W. Bank

Israeli soldiers shot Palestinian man at military checkpoint in northern West Bank, says Health Ministry

Lubaba Zawkan   | 20.04.2019
Palestinian injured by Israeli army fire in W. Bank FILE PHOTO

NABLUS, West Bank

A Palestinian man was seriously injured by Israeli gunfire in the occupied West Bank on Saturday, according to the health ministry.  

In a statement, the ministry said Israeli soldiers shot the man at the Zaatara military checkpoint, to south of Nablus in the northern West Bank.  

The ministry said the injured Palestinian was in a serious condition.

It remains unclear why the soldiers opened fire on the Palestinian.  

The Israeli military has yet to issue a statement on the incident.  

Similar incidents took place in the West Bank in the past with the Israeli military citing stabbing attempts by Palestinians as a reason for opening fire.

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