A Palestinian man who was shot by IDF soldiers during clashes near Ramallah two weeks ago died in an Israeli hospital on Thursday.
Palestinians say 22-year-old Mohammed Asfour was struck in the head by a rubber-coated bullet during an anti-Israel demonstration in the West Bank on February 22.
Asfour’s cousin, Thaer Shalatwa, says his skull was fractured and he had been suffering from bleeding in the brain.
He succumbed to his injuries at Tel Aviv’s Ichilov hospital. His funeral was scheduled to take place after Friday morning’s prayers.
Several Palestinians and three Israeli journalists were injured at the demonstration, which took place at the Beitunia military checkpoint near Ofer Prison outside Ramallah. Protesters were calling for the release of Palestinian inmates who were on a hunger strike.