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Palestinian municipal employee killed by Israeli gunfire in contentious West Bank town

Beita has been the site of regular protests against an unsanctioned Israeli settler outpost in the area.
Palestinian protesters hurl rocks at Israeli forces during confrontations with them in the town of Beita.

A Palestinian municipal employee was shot dead by Israeli forces in a central West Bank town on Tuesday night. Protests have been ongoing for weeks in Beita due to a dispute over an Israeli settlement.

Shadi Salim, 41, was shot near the entrance of the town, which is south of the Palestinian city of Nablus. Salim, who was a water technician, was in the town to open its main water supply. There were no protests at the time of his death and Israeli soldiers evacuated his body in an ambulance, the Palestinian Authority’s official WAFA news agency reported on Wednesday.

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