Israeli soldiers shoot dead Palestinian in Fara’a refugee camp

TUBAS, January 10, 2017 (WAFA) – Israeli forces shot and killed on Tuesday a Palestinian during wide-scale raid of Fara’a refugee camp, south of Tubas, local and medical sources told WAFA.

Soldiers opened fire at Mohammad Salhi, 32, after raiding his home alleging he attempted to stab them.

Witnesses, however, said that Salhi tried to defend himself and his sick mother when Israeli soldiers broke into his home in a violent way.

The soldiers had raided Salhi’s home to get to another one next door, they said, and not to arrest anyone from his household.

Khalid Mansour, a local activist, said an Israeli officer used his own pistol to fire six bullets at Salhi, who was left to bleed to death before being taken to the Turkish hospital in Tubas. Salhi was already dead when the ambulance arrived at the scene, said the medical sources.

Salhi, who lives with his sick mother in Fara’a camp, was a former prisoner who was sentenced to three years in Israeli jails for resisting the occupation. He used to sell corn to make a living and was the only provider to his family after the death of his father.

Israeli forces detained four people from the camp, said the sources.

The Ramallah-based al-Quds Center for the Study of Israeli and Palestinian Affairs said Israeli forces shot and killed 274 Palestinians since October 2015, most of them in alleged attacks. The rest were killed in confrontations with soldiers in the West Bank and Gaza Strip or related incidents.

 

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