Palestinian killed by Israeli forces in West Bank settlement clashes Sep 26, 2021 0 0 12345 dpa Tel Aviv/RamallahA Palestinian man in the West Bank has died after he was shot by Israeli soldiers on Friday, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Ramallah.The man died of his injuries in hospital, the ministry said.According to Palestinian news agency Wafa, he was 28 years old.The Israeli Defence Force (IDF) said that over the last several hours, a violent riot had started near the illegal settlement - known in Isreal as an outpost - of Eviatar, south of Nablus.“During the riot, hundreds of Palestinians burned tires and hurled rocks at IDF troops, who operated at the scene,” the IDF said. “These violent riots have been occurring every Friday and often times during the week as well. We are aware of reports that a Palestinian was killed. The incident is under investigation.” According to Palestinian sources, this is the seventh death since May in protests against the illegal settlement of Givat Eviatar.Eviatar, consisting of some 50 mobile homes, was originally supposed to be cleared as it is considered illegal under Israeli law, several media outlets reported. The nearby Palestinian village of Beita claims the land on which the settlement was built as part of its territory.At the end of June, the settlers were said to have agreed with Israel’s new government under Prime Minister Naftali Bennett to vacate Eviatar voluntarily and peacefully. In return, the government agreed to consider the possibility of approving a settlement at the site.Some 600,000 Israelis live in more than 200 settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, which Palestinians hope to make the capital of their future state. Israel captured the West Bank, as well as East Jerusalem and its historic Old City, in the 1967 Six-Day War.Israel itself distinguishes between illegal settlements and those built with Israeli permission. However, under international law, all Israeli settlements in the West Bank are illegal. Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES Quad leaders to strengthen focus in Indo-Pacific region Sep 26, 2021 0 0 At least 15 killed by suicide bomb attack in Somalia Sep 26, 2021 0 0 More than 350,000 dead in a decade of war in Syria: UN Sep 26, 2021 0 0 Singapore tightens curbs after third consecutive daily virus record Bangkok: Singapore’s Health Ministry reported a record number of coronavirus cases for the third consecutive day on Friday, along with three related deaths, prompting the government to tighten restrictions. The .. Philippines to lose over $789 billion in 40 years due to coronavirus Manila: The Philippines’ economic losses due to the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdowns are estimated to be more than 40 trillion pesos ($789 billion) in the next 40 years, the country’s chief economist said on Saturday. .. One dead, nine missing in sea accidents in Philippines Manila: One passenger ship crew member drowned while nine fishermen were missing in two separate sea accidents in the Philippines, the coast guard said Saturday. The crew member of MV Lite Ferry 3 was trapped inside the ..