Palestinian Shot Dead at Bethlehem Major Checkpoint

BETHLEHEM, November 10, 2015 (WAFA) –A young Palestinian man Tuesday afternoon was shot dead by Israeli forces stationed at the Container checkpoint, northeast of Bethlehem, said a security source.

Forces manning the Container checkpoint, that controls the only major road connecting the southern West Bank districts of Hebron and Bethlehem to the central and northern West Bank, reportedly stopped a public cap and ordered passengers to get out of it before inspecting their identification cards.

As a passenger attempted to pick up his mobile that slipped from his fingers to the floor, a soldier shot and critically injured him.

Soldiers prevented Palestinian ambulances from reaching the injured man.

They subsequently closed the checkpoints in both directions and fired tear gas at Palestinian Palestinians’ cars stuck at the checkpoint, causing many to suffocate.

Earlier Tuesday, Israeli police forces shot dead a Palestinian and seriously injured another after they allegedly attempted to stab Israelis in Jerusalem.

This brings the total number of Palestinians killed by Israeli forces since the beginning of unrest across the West Bank in early October, 2015, to 82, including 14 children and four women, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health