Thursday, 14 January 2016

Palestinian shot dead after alleged attack attempt near Hebron


Israeli forces Thursday shot and killed a Palestinian near the Beit Einun junction northeast of the occupied West Bank city of Hebron after an alleged stab attempt, witnesses and Israel’s army said.

An Israeli army spokesperson told Ma’an that a Palestinian attempted to stab Israeli soldiers stationed near the junction, who responded by opening fire on the alleged assailant.

Witnesses told Ma'an that Israeli military forces prevented Palestinian Red Crescent medics from accessing the shot Palestinian for medical treatment. The man was identified as Muayyad Awni Jabbarin, 20, by his father, who arrived to the scene following his death.

Clashes erupted following the incident between locals and Israeli forces, who deployed in the area and closed the main road.

The night before, Israeli Border Police at the Beit Einun junction opened fire on a Palestinian driver they described as "suspicious" before detaining him.

The junction nearby Hebron city has been the site of at least four Palestinian deaths this month, among over 150 Palestinians to be killed since violence increased in the occupied Palestinian territory in October. more

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