Monday, 26 October 2015

Palestinian shot dead after alleged attack at Ibrahimi mosque, 2nd killing today


Israeli forces shot and killed a 19-year-old Palestinian man after he allegedly attempted to stab an Israeli soldier outside the Ibrahimi Mosque on Monday, in the second reported death in Hebron.

The Palestinian was identified as Saad Muhammad Youssef al-Atrash, 19.

He died on the way to Shaare Zedek Hospital in Jerusalem, an Israeli army spokesperson said.

She said that Israeli forces opened fire on him after he "attempted to stab a soldier." No Israelis were injured during the incident.

"They fired toward the attacker and the attack was thwarted," she said.

Al-Atrash's brother told Ma'an that he had been summoned by the Israeli authorities to the Israeli liaison office to identify the body. more

Palestinian shot, killed near Hebron after allegedly stabbing Israeli


A Palestinian suspect was shot and killed after stabbing an Israeli in Hebron on Monday, Israel's army and media reported.

An Israeli army spokesperson said a Palestinian stabbed an Israeli in the neck near Beit Einun junction north of Hebron and was shot and killed at the scene.

The Israeli, who is reportedly 19-years-old, was taken for medical treatment at the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem with serious injuries.

Israel's army could not confirm whether the Israeli victim was a soldier or a settler, after conflicting reports in Hebrew-language media.

Locals identified the Palestinian man as Raed Saket Abdul-Rahim Jaradat, 22, from the town of Sair. He was reportedly a student at Al-Quds University.

A day earlier, Israeli border police shot and killed a 17-year-old Palestinian girl near the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron, Palestinian and Israeli sources said.

The girl was identified as Dania Irsheid, 17, from central Hebron. more