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Palestinian killed near Israeli checkpoint in occupied West Bank

Abdullah Tawalba, 19, was shot in the head with a live round by Israeli forces near the Jalamah checkpoint in Jenin.

    A Palestinian was shot dead and another wounded on Monday near an Israeli checkpoint in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian officials said.

    A spokesman for the Palestinian Red Crescent, Mahmoud al-Sa’di, said Israeli forces opened fire on two young men who were travelling on a motorcycle near the Jalamah checkpoint in the northern city of Jenin.

    The two men were transferred to Jenin hospital. One died after being shot in the head with a live round. He was identified by the Palestinian health ministry as 19-year-old Abdullah Tawalba.

    الشهيد عبد الله طوالبة ارتقى برصاص قوات الاحتلال قرب حاجز الجلمة قبل قليل. pic.twitter.com/HQqhHB8aDL

    Translation: The martyr Abdullah Tawalba was shot by Israeli forces near the Jalamah checkpoint a short while ago

    The other unnamed man is in a stable condition.

    The Israeli army said its troops fired at “two assailants who hurled an explosive device” in the vicinity of the checkpoint, adding no soldiers were hurt.

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