Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian near Hebron

A Palestinian was shot and killed by Israeli forces, on Monday morning, for allegedly carrying out a stabbing attack against an Israeli soldier in the Old City of Hebron (Al-Khalil) in the southern occupied West Bank.

The Palestinian Ministry of Health confirmed that Muhammad Maamar al-Atrash was shot and killed by Israeli forces at an Israeli military checkpoint near the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron’s Old City.

The Israeli soldier suffered minor injuries.

Locals said that large numbers of Israeli forces arrived at the scene and immediately sealed off the area.

Medical sources pointed out that a Palestinian Red Crescent ambulance also arrived at the scene, however, paramedics were prevented from providing medical treatment to the Palestinian.

The Israeli army announced that the incident is under investigation.

Source: Palestine Chronicle