Israeli forces kill Palestinian in West Bank - Palestinian medics; Israel reviewing

Arturo Kim
March 23, 2019

Late Tuesday, Israeli forces killed a Palestinian suspected of carrying out a weekend stabbing and shooting attack that left two Israelis dead near a West Bank settlement.

Ahmad Manasra was in the auto behind and got out of his vehicle to help the wounded man, but was shot in the abdomen. The military said it was investigating the incident, which comes amid heightened tensions in the West Bank.

The Palestinian Health Ministry identified them as 21-year-old Raed Hamadan and 20-year-old Zeid Nouri.

Wabeb Manasrah, a cousin of the man who died, confirmed the governor's account. The army said that soldiers guarding a nearby checkpoint opened fire when attempting to arrest him. "I don't know why they shot him".

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The Israeli soldier who shot Manasra allegedly did so by accusing him of throwing stones, but eyewitnesses at the scene reported that Israeli forces at the checkpoint fired live bullets into the auto of a Palestinian family consisting of a man and his wife and children.

In Sunday's attacks, near the Israeli housing units of Ariel, the Palestinian assailant fatally stabbed soldier Gal Keidan, 19 and stole his weapon, the Israeli forces said at the time.

Israel captured the West Bank in the 1967 Middle East war. An Israeli army spokeswoman said the report was being looked into.

The Palestinian ministry held the U.S. administration responsible for providing cover for Israeli violations of occupied Palestinian territories and deepening settlement expansion.

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