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Israeli forces shoot 23-year-old Palestinian in Hebron after alleged stabbing attack

By Amy Mac - October 29, 2015
Section: [Main News]
Tags: [Hebron]

Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian near the illegal Beit Hadassah settlement in Hebron in the second alleged stabbing attack in the city on Thursday.


The Israeli army said in an initial report that a “Palestinian assailant” attempted to stab an Israeli soldier “at a security post in Hebron” before being shot on site.No Israeli injuries have been reported.


The Palestinian was identified as Farouk Abdel Qader Omar Sidr, 19, from Hebron.


However, witnesses told Ma’an News that Sidr did not appear to have anything in his hands when he was shot.


Earlier this morning, Israeli forces shot a 23-year-old Palestinian near Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron this morning, after he allegedly attempted to stab a soldier.

An eyewitnesses told Ma’an News  that an Israeli soldier shot the Palestinian in the shoulder and the head, before dropping a knife near his body.

An IDF statement said a Palestinian attacked and stabbed an Israeli soldier near Ibrahimi mosque, known to Jews as the Tomb of the Patriarchs, and “forces responded and shot the attacker.”

Yesterday, Israeli forces shot and killed 23-year-old Rafiq Hammad Ibeido, after he allegedly carried out a stabbing attack near the illegal Israeli settlement of Kiryat Abrab in Hebron.

According to Ma’an News, witness claimed the man was shot with eleven live bullets and left to bleed to death. Witnesses added that a knife was place in his hand after he was shot.

Israeli police spokesperson Micky Rosenfeld also said that a "Palestinian terrorist" was shot and killed, adding that "security measures" were continuing in the area.

The Palestinian Ministry of Health in the West Bank said in a statement that Israeli forces prevented ambulances from reaching Ibeido.

Since the beginning of this month 62 Palestinians have been killed, as violent clashes continue across the West Bank, East Jerusalem and GAza.


United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Raad Al Hussein said on Wednesday that the latest wave of violence was "dangerous in the extreme".


"The violence between Palestinians and the Israelis will draw us ever closer to a catastrophe if not stopped immediately," he said.





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