Thursday, 23 July 2015

IDF kills Palestinian near Hebron, injure sons, second killing in 48 hours


HEBRON (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces shot and killed a 53-year-old Palestinian and injured his two sons during an arrest raid in the town of Beit Ummar in northern Hebron early Thursday, witnesses said.

FalahHammad Abu Mariais the 17th Palestinian to be killed by Israeli forces this year, three of whom have been killed since the beginning of this month. A spokesperson for a local popular committee, Muhammad Ayyad Awad, told Ma'an that Israeli forces and undercover forces had raided Falah’s house and opened live fire inside the home.

Witnesses said the forces shot and injured his son Muhammad, 22, with two live bullets in the pelvis.

When Falah attempted to aid his injured son, Israeli forces shot Falah twice in the chest, witnesses said.

Falah was taken to the al-Ahli Hospital in Hebron but was pronounced dead shortly after.

Muhammad is currently undergoing surgery and is in stable condition.

Falah’s other son, Ahmad, 25, was also reportedly injured with bullet shrapnel in the chest. He was taken to the al-Ahli Hospital as well where his condition was reported as stable.

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