RAMALLAH, Aug. 28 (Xinhua) -- The Palestinian Foreign Ministry on Sunday slammed the "silence" of the United States towards the killing of a Palestinian-U.S. dual national by Israeli forces near Ramallah on Friday.
In a statement, the ministry called on Washington to question the Israeli government on the causes behind the killing of Iyad Zakariya Hamed, 36, who is a father of two.
The ministry said that the Israeli government and its Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu must be held accountable for the "hideous crime and the consequence of field executions."
Hamed is the sixth Palestinian to have been killed by Israeli forces at the same site which is close to an Israeli settlement built near Palestinian villages east of Ramallah.
On Friday, Israeli soldiers fatally shot Hamed from a watch tower near a military outpost at the entrance of Silwad village, near Ramallah.
The Israeli public radio reported then that the man was shot because he did not obey soldiers orders, adding that the Israeli army opened an investigation into the incident.
Since last October, tensions have been high between Palestinians and Israeli settlers and army forces, in which over 220 Palestinians and 40 Israelis were killed.