Palestinian paramedic killed by Israeli fire in West Bank
A Palestinian was killed by Israeli fire in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday, the Palestinian health ministry and official media said.
Official news agency WAFA named him as Sajid Mezher, 17, and said he was killed by Israeli fire during "clashes" that broke out after Israeli forces entered the Dheisheh refugee camp near Bethlehem in the southern West Bank.
The volunteer paramedic was shot in the stomach attempting to deliver first aid to those injured in the clashes. He was pronounced dead during a hospital operation.
His cousin, Arkan Mezher, 15, was also killed by Israeli forces in clashes in the Dheisheh camp in July 2018, MAAN news reported.
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