Israeli Forces Shoot Down Palestinian Man in West Bank

Edited by Ed Newman
2015-10-07 16:08:25



Ramallah, October 7 (RHC)-- Israeli soldiers have fatally shot a young Palestinian man in the city of Kiryat Gat in the occupied West Bank in a fresh act of violence against Palestinians.

The victim - identified as Amjad Hatem al-Jundi – was shot dead on Wednesday after he allegedly grabbed a Israeli trooper’s gun and fled to a nearby building, the Palestinian Ma’an news agency reported.

Meanwhile, Israeli police spokesperson, Micky Rosenfeld, noted that the Israeli soldiers closed in on the building and chased down the 24-year-old Palestinian before he was “identified, shot, and killed on the scene.”

In another incident earlier on Wednesday, an Israeli man also shot and wounded a Palestinian woman in the Old City of the occupied East Jerusalem.  The 18-year-old Palestinian was shot from close range after she allegedly tried to attack the Israeli man with a knife.

Elsewhere in the occupied West Bank, Israeli settlers seriously hurt a Palestinian teenager close to the Palestinian town of Beit Sahour.

Tensions have been running high in the region over the past few days after Israel imposed restrictions on the entry of Palestinian worshipers into the Old City, where the al-Aqsa Mosque compound is located.  The mosque is Islam’s third holiest site after Masjid al-Haram in Mecca and Masjid al-Nabawi in Medina.

The measure was taken earlier this month after two Israelis were killed and two others wounded during clashes between a Palestinian man and Israeli settlers in Jerusalem.


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