HEBRON, October 26, 2015 (WAFA) – Israeli soldiers Monday fatally shot a Palestinian youth near Beit Enoun junction near Hebron, according to local sources.
WAFA correspondent said soldiers stationed at Beit Enoun junction, northeast of Hebron, opened live fire at Abder-Rahman Jaradat, 22, leaving him to bleed for almost 30 minutes before he succumbed to his wounds. The Israeli army denied access of ambulance teams to the scene to provide him with first aid.
Jaradat is the 59th Palestinian – including 14 minors – to be killed by Israeli troops since the beginning of violent unrest on October 1, 2015, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health.
The ministry said that, 41 Palestinians were shot dead by Israeli forces during clashes in the West Bank, including Jerusalem, and 17 others were reportedly killed in the Gaza Strip, including a pregnant woman and her toddler daughter. Another Palestinian was shot dead in the Neqev town of Hura inside the 1948 occupied land.
There has been mounting tension across the West Bank and Jerusalem with Israel’s repeated assaults on al-Aqsa Mosque Compound, particularly its unilateral enforcement of a temporal division at the site between Muslims and Jews.
The situation has been significantly deteriorating since settlers’ arson attack on the Dawabsheh’s family home, which left 4-our-old Ahmad orphaned, after his parents and toddler brother lost their lives.
On Saturday, Israeli soldiers Sunday killed a schoolgirl near the Ibrahimi mosque in Hebron’s Old City.