Israeli Forces Shoot Dead Palestinian near Hebron

HEBRON, January 14, 2016 (WAFA) – Israeli forces Thursday morning shot dead a Palestinian young man at Beit ‘Einun junction, northeast of Hebron in the southern West Bank, said the Palestinian Health Ministry.

The Ministry confirmed a Palestinian man was shot and killed with several bullets fired by Israeli forces at Beit ‘Einun junction.

WAFA correspondent reported the man was shot with over 15 bullets fired by Israeli soldiers who prevented Palestinian Red Crescent medics from reaching the man to provide him with urgent medical care.

The man was identified as Muayyad ‘Awni Jabbarin, 20, by his father who arrived at the scene following his son’s fatal killing.

The Israeli military reportedly said Muayyad was killed after he attempted to stab a soldier stationed at the junction.

“A Palestinian assailant, armed with a knife, attempted to stab an IDF soldier. Forces on site responded and fired toward the attacker, resulting in his death,” the army said in a statement.

There were no Israeli injuries, according to reports.

Clashes broke out following Jabbarin’s killing between local Palestinians and soldiers deployed in the area.

Young Palestinian locals pelted soldiers with stones, while the latter fired stun grenades, tear gas canisters and live ammunition.

The junction has been a site where at least four Palestinians were killed during this month. They were among over 150 Palestinians killed by Israeli forces since the outburst of violence in the occupied Palestinian Territories since October 2015.