A Palestinian was shot dead Tuesday by the Israeli occupation army for allegedly trying to carry out a stabbing attack in the occupied West Bank.
Palestine’s Health Ministry said that the Palestinian Civil Liaison Department informed it of “the martyrdom of a Palestinian who was fatally shot by the occupation forces south of Bethlehem.”
In a statement, the Israeli occupation army claimed: “There were reports that a stabbing operation was foiled at the Gush Etzion Junction — located between Bethlehem and Hebron southern of the West Bank — and the Palestinian was shot.”
For his part, Muhammad Awad, an activist in the settlement resistance field identified the martyr as Ahed Al-Khalil, 35, from the town of Beit Ummar, Hebron.
He added that after the incident, the Zionist intelligence service summoned the martyr’s father and three of his second-degree relatives to the Etzion center for investigation.
Awad pointed out that Israeli occupation forces closed all entrances to the town and prevented entry and exit.