Soldiers Shoot, Kill a Palestinian Young Man Near Tulkarem

The occupation army shot and killed, on Sunday evening, a Palestinian young man as he attempted to cross the Apartheid wall, south of Tulkarem in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, the Ministry of Health confirmed.

Occupation forces shot the young man, identified as Mahmoud Sami Aram, 27, near the Jabara checkpoint south of Tulkarem, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health.

A spokesperson for the Israeli military claimed, “The young man Aram tried to cross the separation line, at the military checkpoint in Tulkarem.”

Eyewitness stated that soldiers opened heavy live fire at the young man when he crossed an opening in the separation fence (Apartheid wall), critically wounding him.

The injured young man, a resident of Khan Younis in the southern besieged Gaza Strip, was transferred to a hospital inside of Israel where he was pronounced dead from his wounds.

Article 4 of the Fourth Geneva Convention defines a protected person as;

Persons protected by the Convention are those who at
a given moment and in any manner whatsoever, find themselves, in
case of a conflict or occupation, in the hands of a Party to
the conflict or Occupying Power of which they are not nationals.

A report on the killing of the young man by Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) states that;

So far this year, the Israeli occupation forces killed 43 Palestinian, including 33 civilians of them were 8 children and 3 women. The others are active members of armed groups, 3 of them were extrajudicially executed. Moreover, hundreds of others sustained wounds in IOF attacks, including women and children, across the West Bank.


Full PCHR report in Arabic here.

Sources: Quds Press, WAFA

Photo: Eye on Palestine

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