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19-year-old Palestinian shot and killed by Israeli military

Jerusalem24 – Israeli forces shot and killed 19-year-old Palestinian Taher Muhammad Zakarna during a military raid on the town of Qabatiya south of Jenin in the occupied West Bank early this morning.

According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health, Zakarna died after he was shot by live bullets in the head, foot and thigh. He also sustained burns on his body.

The Ministry of Health announced the death of the Palestinian youth shortly after he was admitted to Al-Razi Hospital in Jenin in critical condition.

His family confirmed that he was not a wanted person.

Zakarna is an ex-prisoner, who spent 8 months in Israeli prisons according to the Jerusalem Mahjah Foundation.

“[he] was born in 2003 and was a prisoner from the Islamic Jihad movement” the foundation said.

The Palestinian Islamic Jihad released an obituary statement for Zakarna and called for the continues steadfastness against the Israeli occupation.

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