At Least One Killed as Protesters Clash with Palestinian Authority Forces in Nablus

At least one man was killed and several injured after clashes broke out between Palestinian Authority (PA) forces and protesters in Nablus, West Bank, on September 19 and September 20, according to local news reports.

The Independent Commission For Human Rights (ICHR), a human rights institution in Palestine, said the victim, identified as 53-year-old Firas Yaish, died after a fire broke out during protests against the PA’s arrest of citizens Musab Shtayyeh and Brigadier Tabila.

The ICHR called for the Palestinian Public Prosecution to open a criminal investigation into the cause of death and announced the commission had assigned a forensic doctor to perform an autopsy on the body.

The ICHR also said it has arranged for a representative to visit the detainees and review the conditions of their arrest.

According to news reports, one of the arrested individuals, Shtayyeh, was wanted by the Israeli occupation forces (IOF).

Footage captured by Mohamed Elsaife shows tires burning, people throwing items, and forces firing weapons during the clashes in Nablus. Credit: Mohamed Elsaife via Storyful

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