BEIT UMMAR, West Bank: Jewish settlers shot two Palestinian men in the occupied West Bank on Friday, critically injuring one of them, the mayor of a Palestinian village said.
Palestinians said the incident in the village of Beit Ummar near Hebron was the second time they had come under fire from settlers in 24 hours. A 19-year-old was shot dead on Thursday near Nablus, further north.
The Israeli police said they were investigating both incidents.
Fawzi Sabarna, mayor of the village, told Reuters dozens of settlers had entered his village and started shooting at houses on Friday morning, hitting two youths working on land nearby.
Palestinian medics said Fakhri Youssef, 17, was shot in the head and was on a life support machine.
The Israeli emergency sevice Zaka said settlers had been shot at by Palestinians while hiking in the area, and had returned fire. The Jerusalem Post
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