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Palestinian gunman shot dead after wounding 3 Israeli soldiers
A Palestinian man was killed after firing on Israeli soldiers at a checkpoint near Ramallah, the seat of the Palestinian Authority in the occupied West Bank, on Monday.
Three Israeli soldiers were reported wounded, one moderately and two lightly.
The slain Palestinian, who was armed with a Kalashnikov rifle, was identified as Muhammad Turkman, 25. Turkman is the 12th youth from Qabatiya village, in the northern West Bank, to be slain in the past year.
Medics with the Palestine Red Crescent Society told media that Israeli forces prevented them from accessing Turkman to provide first aid.
Israeli forces also raided a gas station near the checkpoint, confiscating security camera equipment that may have captured images of the incident.
Turkman was an officer with the Palestinian Authority police. Israel has relied on the PA to quell a new phase of confrontation between Palestinians and Israeli forces that has left approximately 250 Palestinians and 35 Israelis dead since the beginning of October 2015.
Monday’s deadly incident took place near the Beit El settlement, which houses the Israeli Civil Administration, the bureaucratic arm of the military occupation, and its district office.
The checkpoint where Turkman was shot dead is known by Palestinians as the VIP checkpoint, as only authorized persons are able to cross it.
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Israel Imposes ‘Two Hour Per Week’ Water Supply Limit On Palestinians
Ramallah, occupied West Bank – Enas Taha, a resident of the Palestinian village of Kafr al-Deek in the occupied West Bank, has become desperate.
“Since the [water] crisis started in June, the municipality has been able to supply water for only one hour twice a week,” Taha told Al Jazeera. “I am checking the weather forecast every day; they announced rain three weeks ago, but it has not come yet. The only thing I can do is to pray to God.”
Many West Bank communities are facing similar problems, amid an acute water shortage that has lasted for months. In the Salfit, Jenin and Hebron governorates, some villages have gone as long as 40 days in a row without running water.
In mid-July, residents in the Bethlehem area staged a sit-in for days to protest against the shortages, sparking clashes between Palestinian youths and Israeli forces.
“It is a very stressful situation. I have to consider and prioritise every single drop of water I use,” Taha said. “We have barely enough to drink, cook, shower and use the bathroom. Sometimes I don’t do the laundry or clean the house for weeks. It is hot and dusty. This is exhausting.”