Palestinian dies of wounds sustained by Israeli fire in West Bank

By Qais Abu Samra

RAMALLAH, Palestine (AA) – A Palestinian man on Wednesday succumbed to wounds he sustained two weeks ago by Israeli gunfire in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Health Ministry said.

A ministry statement identified the man as Fadi Washha, 34, from the town of Birzeit near Ramallah.

An Egyptian-brokered truce that took effect in the early hours of May 21 ended Israel’s 11-day bombardment of the Gaza Strip.

Israeli attacks in Gaza and the West Bank since April 13 killed at least 290 Palestinians, injured more than 8,900 others and left behind a trail of destruction.

Health centers and media offices as well as schools were among the structures targeted.

*Writing by Mahmoud Barakat