Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian after Alleged Attempted Stabbing Attack
April, 12, 2022
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian man in the southern part of the occupied territories, alleging that he had attempted to stab a police officer with a kitchen knife.
Witnesses told Al Jazeera that the incident happened on Tuesday morning when Israeli police entered a work site to check whether the Palestinians there had permits.
The Israel police alleged in a statement that a man, in his forties and a resident of al-Khalil (Hebron) in the West Bank, stabbed a policeman at an apartment complex in the southern city of Ashkelon early on Tuesday.
The statement further claimed that the incident occurred when the officer approached to investigate the Palestinian man.
The man killed on Tuesday was reportedly in his 40s and his name was not immediately known. Local media reported he was a resident of Hebron in the occupied West Bank.
The Israeli police said the officer managed to draw his gun and shot and killed the Palestinian man.
Israel’s Magen David Adom ambulance service said the Israeli officer was taken to the nearby Barzilai Hospital.
The incident came a day after the Islamic resistance movement Hamas strongly condemned the recent killings of Palestinians by Israeli military forces across the occupied West Bank, stating that they exposed the appalling nature of the Tel Aviv regime.
“The execution of a number of our compatriots, including a mother of six, reflects the ugly and bloody nature of the Israeli occupation. These crimes will not succeed in breaking the will of our people,” Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri wrote in a post published on his Twitter page.
He added, “Those who expressed sympathy with murderous Israeli settlers are now before a real test in light of the latest heinous Israeli crimes.”
On Sunday night, a young Palestinian man was shot and killed by Israeli forces in the southern occupied West Bank town of al-Khader, located 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) west of Bethlehem, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry.
Activist Ahmed Salah said that Israeli troops shot the 21-year-old victim, identified as Muhammad Ali Ghunaim, at point-blank range.
Earlier in the day, two Palestinian women were murdered by Israeli forces in separate locations in the occupied West Bank.
One of them, in her 40s, died after she suffered a torn artery and massive blood loss after she was shot by Israeli forces near the city of Bethlehem. She was identified as Ghada Ibrahim Sabatien, a widowed mother of six.
The other Palestinian woman purportedly stabbed and lightly wounded an Israeli border police officer before she was killed by Israeli forces in the southern city of al-Khalil.