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Friday, January 31

Israeli forces shoot to murder Palestinian Youths at Checkpoint
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Two Palestinian youths were 

shot and injured by Israeli 

forces early Friday at a 

checkpoint east of Jerusalem 

in the 

West Bank, witnesses said.

Witnesses told Ma'an that 19-year-old Jawhar Nasser 


Jawhar was injured by Israeli fire at al-Zaayyem checkpoint 

near Abu Dis.

Jawhar remains in Israeli custody, and was not immediately 


given access to first aid, witnesses said.

Additionally, Adam Abd al-Raouf Halabiya, 17, was injured in 


the incident.

His mother Svetlana, a Ukrainian citizen, said that her son 


was admitted to an Israeli hospital.

She spoke to Ma'an via telephone from the hospital, where 


she said she was being prevented from seeing her son. She 

said Israeli soldiers instructed doctors not to answer her 

questions about his health.

Israeli forces also threatened to deport her to Ukraine, she 


said.

An Israeli Border Police spokesman was unable to be 


reached for comment.
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