OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, 12th October, 2016 (WAM) — Israeli soldiers have fatally shot a young Palestinian man in the town of Silwan, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem, after the army invaded the town, and clashed with citizens throwing stones at their vehicles.

The Wadi Hilweh Information Centre in Silwan said that the young man, Ali Atef Shiokhi, 20, was shot with a live round in his pelvis, and that he bled to death as medics were unable to move him to the hospital due to the extensive military siege on the town.

Shiokhi was a former political prisoner who was only released from an Israeli detention centre earlier this year, after being held for 15 months.

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