» Palestinian Killed by Israeli Forces in West Bank
March 20, 2019 11:06 AM - IMEMC News
Israeli soldiers killed, on Tuesday at night, a young Palestinian man, who is suspected of killing two Israeli, last Sunday; the Palestinian was killed after the soldiers surrounded a home, and exchanged fire with him in Abwein village, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah.
The Israeli army said that “it received information about the location of the Palestinian”, identified as Omar Abu Laila , 19, before the soldiers surrounded the property and exchanged fire with him, reportedly after he refused to surrender.
Israeli daily Haaretz has reported that Abu Laila is suspected of killing Rabbi Ahiad Ettinger and Staff Sgt. Gal Keidan, after he reportedly stabbed them on March 17, 2019.
After the incident, the Israeli army invaded his home, and many homes of his relatives, conducted very violent searches, and took measurements of his home to demolish it at a later stage, in an act of collective punishment against his family.
The killing of Abu Laila led to massive protests, and the soldiers fired dozens of live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs and concussion grenades.
The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said its medics provided treatment to at least nine Palestinians, including two who were shot with live fire, in addition to many others who suffered the effects of teargas inhalation.
RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Israeli forces shot and killed Omar Abu Leila , 19, a Palestinian suspected of killing two Israelis, in Abwein village, north of the central occupied West Bank district of Ramallah, on late Tuesday.