Israeli settlers kill 19-year-old Palestinian

Hospital officials said he had been shot in the chest.

Israeli settlers kill 19-year-old Palestinian

Israeli settlers shot dead a 19-year-old Palestinian in the occupied West Bank on Thursday, Palestinian witnesses said.

Hospital officials said he had been shot in the chest.

Residents said Israeli settlers fired at Oday Kaddous after approaching him and his cousin in a field near the town of Nablus.

Approximately 70 villagers and other locals had marched out toward the illegal Yitzhar settlement and were protesting when a settler opened fire, a Palestinian Authority official told a Palestinian news agency.

The official, Ghassan Daghlus, who monitors settler activity in the northern West Bank, said those responsible for the killing were from the Yitzhar settlement.

Earlier, locals accused settlers of setting fire to a car near Einabus village south of Yitzhar.

Next to the torched car, Daghlas said, the settlers spray-painted in Hebrew "we won't forget the evacuation," referring to the recent dismantling of an illegal settlement outpost not far from Yitzhar, on Jan. 12.

Agencies

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