Israeli troops murder Palestinian man in West Bank

An Israeli soldier was seen planting a knife beside the Palestinian man after he was murdered

Israeli occupation forces murdered on Thursday morning Palestinian man at illegal Israeli checkpoint of Zaatara near West Bank city of Nablus.

“The man did not hear the Israeli security officer and continued his way towards the passage,” he said, “and at a distance of more than 20 metres, he was shot dead”

Israeli occupation forces murdered on Thursday morning Palestinian man at illegal Israeli checkpoint of Zaatara near West Bank city of Nablus.

The Palestinian ministry of health said that the man was shot several times with live ammunition, noting he was left bleeding for half an hour before his death.

According to a statement issued by the ministry, the man was identified as Mohamed Harab, 19, from the West Bank city of Qalqilya.

Eyewitnesses said that the Palestinian took off the bus and wanted to cross the checkpoint, which is heavily guarded by Israeli occupation soldiers and police.

“While he was heading towards the passage, a security officer called on him asking him to stop,” Sami abu-Ali, one of the eyewitnesses, told Days of Palestine.

“It looks that the man did not hear the Israeli security officer and continued his way towards the passage,” he said, “and at a distance of more than 20 metres, he was shot dead.”

Even the narrative of the Spokeswoman of the Israeli Police Luba al-Samri was not different than this narrative of the Palestinian eyewitness. But she added the man held a knife.

“After ignoring orders to stop, the man continued to move toward them [the Israeli soldiers] and at a certain point even pulled a knife out and attacked them,” Al-Samri said in a statement.

The question is how could he attack the Israeli soldiers while he was very far from them.

(Source / 08.12.2016)

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