Following this decision, the European Union called on Israel on Thursday, to reconsider its plans to build new homes in the West Bank, recalling that any settlement activity is "illegal" and likely to undermine the viability of the two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The Israeli military said "violent riots" took place along the border fence and that after firing warning shots into the air, troops opened fire at three protesters who "posed a threat" to the security fence and to soldiers.
The Israeli forces justified the killing by accusing Qeeno of being the main instigator of attacks that saw Palestinian youths hurling rocks at the soldiers.
According to IDF estimates, some 850 Palestinians participated in clashes in 17 locations in the West Bank and more than 1,000 in four locations along the Gaza Strip's border with Israel.
Strict measures have been imposed on tens of thousands of Palestinians following the killing of an Israeli rabbi in a drive-by shooting in the West Bank this week.
The leap in the number of attacks corresponded with an uptick in terrorist activity following President Donald Trump's December 6 declaration that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
Israeli fire has killed 16 Palestinians since Trump's Jerusalem announcement.
A further 200,000 live in East Jerusalem, annexed by Israel in a move never recognised by the worldwide community.
Wesley Mathews indicted for capital murder
Wesley Mathews was jailed on $1 million bond last fall. "We have some information as to what might have happened", Johnson said. During the investigation, Mathews' story allegedly changed several times, including that she had died from choking on milk.