Palestinian man killed during clashes with IDF troops


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Palestinian man killed during clashes with IDF troops
20 year-old Shawkat Khalil Awad was killed after the funeral for another Palestinian youth killed by IDF fire
JULY 30, 2021

A Palestinian man was shot and killed by IDF fire during the funeral in the West Bank town of Beit Ummar for a 12-year-old boy shot by troops a day prior, the Palestinian Authority Health Ministry said. Shawkat Khalil Awad, 20, was shot in the head and stomach by live bullets by troops during clashes following the funeral of 12-year-old Mohammed al-Alaama near Hebron. Awad was taken to hospital in critical condition where he died of his wounds.

According to the IDF, during the funeral for al-Alaama, hundreds of Palestinian protesters threw rocks towards IDF troops and border police officers who responded with riot dispersal means including stun grenades and rubber bullets. They also fired live bullets in the air. The Israeli military said that it was investigating the incident. The Palestinian Red Crescent said that 12 people, including Awad, had been wounded by live gunfire, and several others sustained injuries from rubber bullets and tear gas.