A Palestinian was killed by Israeli gunfire on Thursday near Tulkarm in the northern occupied West Bank on the first day of Ramadan, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry.
Amir Imad Abou-Khadija, 25, was "
shot by Israeli occupation forces
" in Tulkarem, the ministry wrote, adding that he had been hit by several bullets, including one in the head.
Talks in Egypt
Asked by AFP, the Israeli army was unable to immediately provide information on this incident, which occurred on the first day of Ramadan, and a few days after Israelis and Palestinians engaged in talks in Egypt in attempt to lower tensions as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is sucked into a new spiral of violence.
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I call on all parties to refrain from unilateral measures that cause an escalation of tensions
" and from "
any provocative act at this sensitive time
", the UN envoy told the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday. for Peace in the Middle East, Tor Wennesland.
Since the beginning of the year, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has claimed the lives of 87 Palestinians (including members of armed groups and civilians, including minors), 13 civilians (including three minors) and one Israeli policeman, as well than a Ukrainian, according to an AFP tally compiled from official Israeli and Palestinian sources.