Palestinian Government Denounces Israel’s Killing of Palestinian at Checkpoint near Nablus

RAMALLAH, August 17, 2015 (WAFA) – The Palestinian government Monday strongly denounced the Israeli forces’ shooting and killing of a Palestinian earlier on Monday at Zata’ara military checkpoint to the south of Nablus.

Earlier Monday, Israeli soldiers shot a Palestinian, whose identity remains unidentified, at Zata’ara military checkpoint to the south of Nablus, and denied medical teams access to him, leaving him to bleed to death.

The government, in statement, denounced the far from truth flimsy excuses used by the Israeli side to justify his killing, stressing that the Israeli occupation is responsible for crimes committed against the Palestinian people.

The government said that the Palestinian headed toward the soldiers simply to ask for water after feeling unwell, when he was shot at by Israeli soldiers.

It called on the international community, particularly the United Nations Security Council, to uphold their legal and ethical responsibilities and provide protection for the Palestinian people against the daily crimes committed against them.

The government further called to oblige Israel to halt its military escalation, which it said, aims to drag the region into a cycle of violence.