Ayed Azzam Salim

April 08, 2023: Ayed Azzam Mahmoud Salim, 20, was killed by soldiers at the main entrance to Azzoun town, east of Qalqilia, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

The Palestinian Health Ministry said Ayed suffered five gunshot wounds to the chest and abdomen.

Mohammad Musleh, a resident of Azzoun, told Palestine TV that the soldiers shot Ayed near a bypass road used by the illegal colonizers.

Musleh added that the soldiers shot the young man just for walking near the road, especially since no protests were taking place in that area.

Palestinian medics moved him to Omar Al-Qassem Hospital in Azzoun town where his death was confirmed, before he was transferred to Darwish Nazzal governmental hospital.

Video – Palestine TV

Local sources said several army jeeps invaded the main entrance area of the town, and closed it, leading to protests.

They added that the soldiers fired live ammunition, tear gas canisters, and concussion grenades.

After his death was confirmed, dozens of Palestinians held protests before the soldiers fired rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs and concussion grenades, and closed the main entrance of the town.

It is worth mentioning that, on March 02, the soldiers killed Mohammad Nidal Salim, 15, and on April 30, 2022, the soldiers killed Yahia Ali Adwan, 27, in the same area.

Ayed was from Azzoun town, east of Qalqilia, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Video – Palestine TV