Palestinian man dies from injuries sustained in clashes
Published Friday 15/03/2013 (updated) 17/03/2013 17:30
An Israeli police jeep takes position near a section of the controversial
separation wall in the village of Al-Ram, north of Jerusalem.
RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- A Palestinian man died on Friday from wounds sustained weeks earlier after Israeli forces fired tear gas at his car in northeast Jerusalem, medics said.
Moayad Nazih Ghazawneh, 35, experienced severe heart problems after Israeli soldiers fired tear gas canisters directly inside his car during clashes in al-Ram three weeks ago, medics told Ma'an.
His heart stopped and he was taken to the Palestine Medical Complex in Ramallah where he was revived and placed in intensive care.
It is unclear whether Ghazawneh was taking part in the clashes at the time. He leaves behind a wife and two young children.
Ghazawneh's death is the latest in a series of recent killings in the occupied West Bank.
Mahmoud al-Teiti, a 25-year-old journalism student, died on Tuesday after he was shot in the head with an expanding "dum dum" bullet by Israeli forces in al-Fawwar refugee camp, medics said.
After the incident an Israeli military spokeswoman said soldiers opened fire in the camp while pursuing Palestinians who had attacked troops with fire-bombs nearby.
Last week, Mohammad Asfour, 22, died from wounds sustained in clashes with Israeli forces two weeks ago.
Asfour, a student in the sports department in Al-Quds University in Abu Dis, was shot during protests in support of a hunger strike by four Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails.