Israeli forces kill Palestinian driver in Jerusalem refugee camp

Israeli forces kill Palestinian driver in Jerusalem refugee camp
Mohammed Adwan, 23, was killed whilst two others were injured during clashes with Israeli forces in occupied Jerusalem.
2 min read
02 April, 2019
Mohammed Adwan was killed in the clashes [Photothek]
A Palestinian man was killed during a clash with Israeli forces in a refugee camp near Jerusalem overnight amid the arrest of three brothers.

Mohammed Adwan, 23, was killed by Israeli gunfire whilst two others were wounded.

Local sources told The New Arab that three brothers were arrested by Israeli forces in the Qalandiya camp, sparking clashes between the Palestinian refugees and the occupying army.

Soldiers fired at close range at a Palestinian vehicle driving at al-Matar Street, killing Adwan in his car.

He was killed on the scene and his corpse was rushed by ambulance to Ramallah Medical Complex.

Locals added Israeli forces denied the injured medical attention by preventing ambulances from entering the refugee camp.

Israel has occupied the West Bank since 1967. More than 600,000 Israeli Jews live in settlements in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.

All Israeli settlements across the occupied West Bank are classed as illegal under international law, particularly Article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention, which asserts that "the occupying power shall not deport or transfer parts of its own civilian population into the territory it occupies".

Israeli forces and settlers routinely attack Palestinians in the occupied territories, demolishing their homes, poisoning their livestock and vandalising their properties.

Follow us on Twitter: @The_NewArab