Palestinian killed, his wife wounded by IOF gunfire in Jerusalem

A Palestinian citizen was shot dead and his wife was injured on Tuesday morning when the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) opened fire at a car in the northwest of Jerusalem.

The Palestinian health ministry said that a citizen was rushed to Palestine Hospital in Ramallah city in critical condition and later pronounced dead after he was wounded by Israeli gunfire in his head.

The victim’s wife also suffered a serious bullet injury in her back and received medical assistance at the hospital. Her condition was described by the health ministry as stable.

WAFA News Agency said that Israeli forces opened fire at the Palestinian couple as they were traveling aboard a car near Bir Nabala village, northwest of Jerusalem.

WAFA added that dozens of Israeli troops stormed last night and at dawn Tuesday the villages of Bir Nabala and Jib and clashed with local youths.

Local sources identified the victim as 42-year-old Osamah Sidqi Mansour, a resident of Biddu village in west Jerusalem.