Today, Tuesday 26 April, the Palestinian Ministry of Health announced the death of a Palestinian man, Ahmed Ibrahim Oweidat, after he was struck in the head by live bullets fired by the Israeli army forces in the Aqabat Jaber camp, in the Jericho Governorate, in the north of the occupied West Bank.
The director of the Palestine Medical Complex, Ahmed al-Bitawi, said that “Oweidat was suffering from a laceration to brain tissue and was connected to artificial respirators, though he died at the medical complex at dawn today as a result of his very serious injury.”
The Ministry of Health said that, today, “a Palestinian man from Jericho, in his 20s, was seriously injured.”
Eyewitnesses report Oweidat was wounded during the storming of the camp, during which occupation army forces used live fire.
Witnesses indicated that Israeli army forces raided a number of homes there.
Over recent weeks, the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, or al-Quds as it is known in Arabic, have seen increased tensions, resulting in a number of Palestinian deaths and numerous arrests.
Palestinian villages and towns are being subjected to almost daily incursions by the occupation army forces, which typically involve serious violations of Palestinian civilians’ rights.
Last January, new orders were issued to Israeli soldiers allowing them to shoot at Palestinians throwing stones, even after they have desisted throwing them, or have withdrawn from the localce, that is, without posing any threat to the soldiers.