Israeli Soldiers Fatally Shoot Palestinian at Qalandiya Checkpoint

Ramallah, 23 Safar 1438/23 November 2016 (MINA) – Israeli soldiers on Tuesday opened fire at a Palestinian man at Qalqndiya checkpoint, at Ramallah-Jerusalem road, killing him on the spot,WAFA reported, citing the Ministry of Health in a statement.

Israeli army claimed that the man, who was identified as Jihad Saeed, 48, from the village of Beit Wazan near Nablus, had attempted to stab soldiers manning the checkpoint, before they shot him dead.

The army denied access of medical teams to the scene to provide him with first aid before he was announced dead.

Saeed is the latest of 240 Palestinians to have been killed by Israel since the beginning of a wave of unrest across the occupied Palestinian territory in October 2015, the majority of whom were shot dead by Israeli forces.

Six Palestinians have been killed at the Qalandiya checkpoint alone in that time period, and 12 have been killed by security guards.

During the same time period, 34 Israelis have been killed by Palestinians. (T/R07/R01)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)