Days of Palestine

Wednesday, February 1

Israeli troops kill Palestinian teen in West Bank

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Days of Palestine, West Bank –Israeli occupation troops shot dead on Sunday Palestinian was reportedly engaged in  stabbing attempt in occupied West Bank.

The Israeli troops at the illegal Israeli checkpoint near Ofer Prison in the occupied West Bank opened fire at a Palestinian teen at a very close distance, leaving him dead.

Palestinian sources identified the teen as Anas Taha, 20, from the village of Qutna in occupied Jerusalem.

“Palestinian assailant stabbed an Israeli at gas station,” Israeli army official tweeted. “Forces respond with fire, hit confirmed.”

A statement of the Israeli army noted that an investigation was launched into the incident that occurred near Ramallah.

The stabbed Israeli, who was slightly injured was hospitalised, said the statement.

Killing for no reason

Last month, Israeli human rights group B’Tselem released a video showing a Palestinian, seemingly approached an Israeli vehicle mistakenly, and then voluntarily and very quickly moved away.

A number of around five Israeli soldiers took off the vehicle and opened fire at the teen while he was felling from the scene.

On the day of the killing, witnesses told Days of Palestine that an Israeli occupation soldier at Qalandia Checkpoint aimed his automatic gun and opened fire at the Palestinian teen from a zero distance.

Two live bullets hit the teen, who was identified as Mohamed al-Kasaba, in the head and the chest and he immediately collapsed.

According to B’Tselem, the Israeli commander, whose bullets hit the teen and killed him, was named as the Commander of the Binyamin Regional Brigade Colonel Yisrael Shomer.

Last Friday, a group of Israeli settlers set fire to a Palestinian house, burning an 18-month old Palestinian infant Ali Dawabshe to death. Father Saad, who was along with his wife and other four-year old son in critical conditions, also died on Saturday of injuries he sustained in the incident.

Attacker settlers, who were arrested by the Israeli occupation forces later one, only got six-month sentence under administrative detention.