Thursday, 24 March 2016

2 Palestinians killed, Israeli soldier injured after alleged stab attack in Hebron

Two Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces Thursday morning after allegedly stabbing and injuring an Israeli soldier in the Tel Rumeida area of Hebron's Old City, an Israeli army spokesperson said.

The two assailants reportedly stabbed a soldier near a military checkpoint and “forces responded and shot the attackers,” the spokesperson said.

Israeli emergency medical services said the soldier, who was about 20 years old, was evacuated for treatment and in moderate condition.

The Palestinian Ministry of Health identified the two Palestinian youths as Ramzi Aziz al-Qasrawi, 21, and Abed al-Fattah Yusri al-Sharif, 21.

A witness told Ma'an: "I heard gunshots, went outside my house to check what it was, and saw several Israeli soldiers yelling and two youths on the ground. A soldier approached one of the youths that was moving while yelling and opened fire at him from zero range."

A video broadcast by Israeli media show the two Palestinians lying on the ground after they were shot dead, and a knife nearby. more


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