Israeli Soldiers Open Fire, Wound Palestinian over Stabbing Attack

Bethlehem,14 Syawal 1437/19 July 2016 (MINA) – A Palestinian man was wounded on Monday after Israeli soldiers opened fire on him, over claims that he stabbed two soldiers who were at the entance of Al-Arroub refugee camp south of Bethlehem, central West Bank.

The Palestinian Ministry of health said that the man who was shot was identified as Mustafa Barad’iyah from Al-Arroub refugee camp, adding that he was hit by two bullets in the stomach, and is now in a stable condition.

Ambulances treated the two soldiers who sustained light wounds, and evacuated them to hospitals, while Israeli soldiers prevented medics from approaching the Barad’iyah, PNN reported.

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According to Israeli media, the Palestinian has reportedly stabbed the soldiers “with a knife and a screwdriver.”

Al Arroub is located about halfway between Bethlehem and the West Bank city of Hebron, where many of the alleged attackers in a recent wave of violence have come from.

Violence in Israel and the Palestinian territories since October last year has killed at least 215 Palestinians, 34 Israelis, two Americans, an Eritrean and a Sudanese.

Most of the Palestinians killed were carrying out knife, gun or car-ramming attacks, according to Israeli authorities. (T/R07/R01)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)