A Palestinian boy was shot dead by the occupation army on Wednesday near the city of Nablus in the West Bank, while the Israeli police announced the arrest of a suspect in the Zaatarah checkpoint operation, which killed a settler and wounded two others.
The Palestinian Ministry of Health announced the death of the Palestinian boy, Saeed Yousef Odeh, 16, from the village of Odla, southeast of Nablus, in the northern West Bank, after he was shot by Israeli soldiers who stormed the village on Wednesday evening, and two other young men were wounded.
Al-Jazeera Net correspondent in Nablus, Atef Douglas, quoted the director of Rafidia Governmental Hospital in Nablus as saying that they received the boy’s body from the ambulance staff of the Palestinian Red Crescent in a difficult and “hopeless” condition, and despite their attempts to revive him and provide the necessary treatments, he passed away.
Violent confrontations broke out between the youths in the village of Odla and the occupation soldiers at an Israeli army checkpoint set up 3 days ago at the entrance to the village. The young Fuad Abdel-Rahim from the village of Odla told Al-Jazeera Net that the occupation soldiers fired live bullets at the youths during the confrontations that broke out shortly after the breakfast.
Montaser Shalaby was arrested
For its part, the Israeli police announced the arrest of Montaser Shalabi (44 years) in an abandoned house in the town of Silwad near Ramallah in the West Bank.
The Israeli police said in a statement that with the end of the intense intelligence and field activities carried out by the Shin Bet security service, the army and the police, the attacker who carried out the Zaatarah checkpoint operation, Montaser Shalabi, who was a resident of Turmus Aya, was arrested, stressing that he does not belong to any Palestinian faction.
The occupation forces stormed several villages in the Nablus district during the past two days, claiming to search for the perpetrator of the shooting attack on settlers at Za’tara checkpoint, south of Nablus, which resulted in the injury of 3 settlers, two of them seriously.