A Palestinian young man was shot dead by the Israeli occupation soldiers on Monday allegedly after he attempted to carry out an anti-occupation car-ramming attack near Bethlehem’s southern town of Tekou’.
According to the Hebrew-speaking Yedioth Aharonot newspaper, Israeli soldiers fired multiple gunshots at a Palestinian youth near Tekou’ on claims that he rammed his car into Israeli soldiers, injuring a solider.
The casualty breathed his last right on the spot.
Speaking with PIC, eye-witnesses said the Israeli forces sealed off the main entrances to the town and intensified presence around the area.
Crowds of Israeli settlers also showed up at the scene.
The Israeli army troops prevented Red Crescent paramedics from evacuating the casualty, director of the Palestinian Red Crescent in Bethlehem, Mohamed Awad, told PIC.
Awad added that Red Crescent paramedics caught sight of a young man bleeding on the ground while his body was wrapped up in a plastic bag.
Israeli ambulances were however allowed to transfer three soldiers to the hospital.
The Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed the piece of news but said no details are available on the identity of the slain youth.
(Source / 10.07.2017)