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Young Palestinian man drowns off the coast of Ashdod

June 10, 2017 7:43 P.M. (Updated: June 10, 2017 7:43 P.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- A Young Palestinian man from occupied East Jerusalem drowned on Saturday off the coast Ashdod in southern Israel.

Israeli police spokeswoman Luba al-Samri said in a statement that lifeguards pulled out a 19-year-old Palestinian, who she did not name, after he drowned at the Hakshatot (Arches) beach in Ashdod.

He was in a critical condition, and lifeguards announced his death shortly after he was pulled out of the water.
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