RAMALLAH, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) -- A Palestinian young man was shot dead on Thursday by Israeli soldiers' gunfire in the town of Bedit Oula north of the West Bank city of Hebron, medics and eyewitnesses said.
They said that Mohamed Sarahin died of his wounds he sustained several hours after an Israeli army force stormed his house in the town and opened fire at him and his father after they had a hand fighting with the soldiers.
Eyewitnesses said that Sarahin was critically wounded, as he and his father were arrested. After a few hours, it was announced that he died of his wounds, while he was handcuffed.
Since last October, a wave of tension has been flaring between Israel and the Palestinians in the Palestinian territories, mainly in Jerusalem and the West Bank. Official figures said that 225 Palestinians and 40 Israelis were killed.
Tension between the two sides mounted following the daily Israeli settlers and Israeli security forces assaults, besides the repeated attempts of radical Jewish group of getting into al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.