Israeli Soldiers Gun Down Two, One Critical Injury

HEBRON, December 30, 2014 (WAFA) – At least two Palestinians were injured late Monday night, one of them seriously, when Israeli soldiers stationed at the entrance of the town of Beit Ummar, north of Hebron, opened fire at their car, according to local sources.

Mohammad Awad, spokesperson for the Anti-Settlement Committee, reported that soldiers opened fire at a Palestinian vehicle, seriously injuring Mohammad Ibrahim Awad, 17; he was hit with a live bullet in the head.

They also injured Ayesh Awad, 19, with a live bullet in his thigh bone. Both were transferred to hospital for immediate medical treatment.

There were no reports of confrontations at the time of the firing.

The incident comes one day following another on Monday when Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian minor and injured another near Zaʻtara military checkpoint to the south of Nablus.

According to media and witnesses, soldiers opened fire at the 17-year-old Imam Dweikat and 16-year-old Nael Thiab, who were within the area of Beita town near Zaʻtara checkpoint.

Thiab was reportedly shot in his left thigh and consequently transferred to Rafidia Hospital. While Dweikat was killed, medics described Thiab’s situation as stable.