Palestine: Israeli forces murder man near apartheid “separation wall”

Source: Al Jazeera [Qatar]

“Israeli forces have killed a 53-year-old Palestinian man near the separation barrier in Qalqilya city in the north of the occupied West Bank, according to Palestinian news agency Wafa. The victim, identified as Nabil Ahmed Ghanem by the Palestinian health ministry, was shot dead on Sunday near the village of Jaljulia. He was a resident of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. The Palestinian Foreign Ministry said Sunday’s shooting was a ‘field execution.’ Wafa reported that Ghanem has been shot at while trying to cross the separation barrier. He was among the tens of thousands of West Bank Palestinians who regularly seek work in Israel. An Israeli army spokesperson said forces had shot at ‘a suspect who vandalised the security fence,’ which the Palestinians and many rights organisations have [noticed is] an ‘apartheid wall.'” (06/19/22)