Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Palestinian shot by Israeli forces after carrying out attack succumbs to wounds


A Palestinian man died Monday evening in Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center, succumbing to wounds he sustained after being shot and critically injured by Israeli forces earlier on Monday at the entrance of al-Arrub refugee camp in the southern occupied West Bank district of Hebron.

A spokesperson for Shaare Zedek Medical Center confirmed his death to Ma’an, saying that he died 10 minutes past 5 p.m. on Monday after being hospitalized in intensive care.

The man, identified as Mustafa Baradiya, had allegedly carried out an attack with a screwdriver at the military checkpoint on Route 60, lightly injuring two Israeli soldiers, who responding by shooting and severely injuring Baradiya in the abdomen.

A spokesperson from the Palestinian Red Crescent Society told Ma'an Monday afternoon their medics were the first to respond to the incident and treated both Baradiya and the two soldiers before Israeli ambulances reached the site.

“The Palestinian civilian was injured in the lower abdomen and was bleeding severely and we managed to stop the bleeding. Meanwhile, one of the soldiers was stabbed in the hand and was bleeding severely as well, and we managed to stop his bleeding. The other soldier suffered minor wounds in the neck,” the Red Crescent spokesperson said.

An Israeli ambulance later arrived and evacuated Baradiya to Shaare Zedek. more