Undercover Israeli police killed, at dawn Tuesday, a 27-year-old man in the Bedouin city of Rahat, in southern Israel, the Palestinian News & Information Agency (WAFA) reported.
The slain young father of three children, identified as Sanad Salem al-Harbad, 27, was shot by undercover Israeli police during search and arrest operations.
The police alleged that shots were fired at them, but failed to provide proof that the young man was involved in the alleged shooting. No officers were injured.
(Palestine TV) published a statement by the ‘Supreme Steering Committee’ holding the occupation responsible for the killing of the young father of three.
“The Negev is facing a campaign of systematic incitement and distortion from the trumpets of the authority and its media to demonize it and prevent solidarity with it and allow the authoritarian institutions to carry out their crimes, the most recent of which was the execution of the field martyr Sanad Salem Al-Harbad, who was on his way from his home to his place of work.” – The Supreme Steering Committee
The statement added that al-Harbad;
“was shot by an undercover unit disguised as a Bedouin in an old Toyota jeep, leaving the injured person bleeding and preventing ambulances from entering for an hour is a crime in itself.” – The Supreme Steering Committee
The Times of Israel reported that the slain young man was not a suspect in the shooting.
It added that the mayor of Rahat, Fayez Abu Sahiban, denounced the killing of the young man, and told the Kan public broadcaster that;
“I hope it does not lead to riots. Residents told me that the young man who was killed was a passerby, and was not connected to the shooting.”
In related news, Israeli forces killed, on Tuesday, a young Palestinian man, identified as Alaa Shaham in the Qalandia refugee camp, north of occupied Jerusalem, in the West Bank, in addition to shooting and injuring 6 others.
Furthermore, soldiers also killed, on Tuesday at dawn, a Palestinian child, identified as Nader Haitham Rayyan, 17, in the Balata refugee camp, east of Nablus in the northern occupied West Bank, in addition to shooting and injuring 3 more young men.