Saturday, 6 December 2014

Unidentified gunmen kill Palestinian worker in Israel


A Palestinian worker from the Nablus district was killed in Israel Saturday when unidentified gunmen opened fire at him, a local official said.

Kathem Ramadan Sami Odeh, 25, was killed when three unidentified gunmen attacked a workers' apartment in the town of Qalansuwa in the triangle region, the head of the Odeh's hometown village council told Ma'an.

Abd al-Azim al-Wadiya, the head of the village council of Qusra in the Nablus district, said two bullets hit Odeh in the stomach and one hit him in the neck.

Other workers in the apartment at the time managed to escape, after being "assaulted" by the gunmen, al-Wadiya said, without providing further details.

The motives behind the shooting remain unclear.

Odeh's body is being held in the Abu Kabir Forensic Institute in Tel Aviv, where an autopsy will take place, al-Wadiya said. more