Israeli Forces Kill A Palestinian Near Salfit
Dec 31, 2021 – – IMEMC News
Israeli forces shot and killed, on Friday morning, a Palestinian man who allegedly attempted to carry out a stabbing attack near the illegal Ariel colony, northwest of Salfit in the central occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Ministry of Health has confirmed.
Israeli sources claimed that the young man “got out of a vehicle and ran towards a bus stop at the Giti Avishar junction with a knife in his hand,” in an alleged stabbing attempt.
Israeli media agency “Walla” claimed that “the soldiers in the area ordered the man to stop, and when he did not respond, he was shot with several live rounds in the abdomen”.
The Palestinian News & Information Agency (WAFA) reported that the seriously injured young man was pronounced dead one hour after being shot after medical crews were denied access to provide him treatment.
There were no reports of any injuries among Israeli colonists or soldiers.
The slain Palestinian man was later identified as Amir Atef Khader Rayyan, 36 , a married father of several children, from Qarawat Bani Hassan town, northwest of Salfit in the central West Bank.
His brother, Mansour, is a former political prisoner who was exiled by Israel from the West Bank to the Gaza Strip, several years ago.