A Palestinian young man was killed by Israeli gunfire on Monday evening at the so-called Container Barrier to the northeast of Bethlehem after an alleged stabbing attempt.
Israeli police said, in a statement on Monday, that a 16-year-old Palestinian boy from Bethlehem, tried to carry out a stabbing attack against an Israeli soldier in northeastern Bethlehem. Israeli soldiers immediately shot and neutralized the attacker, the police added.
The police later on affirmed the death of the Palestinian attacker, who has not been identified yet, and said no injuries were sustained among the Israeli soldiers.
Local sources told the PIC reporter that Israeli occupation forces banned Palestinian Red Crescent Society teams from approaching the wounded boy and left him bleeding to death.
A big number of of Israeli soldiers rushed to the scene, closed the barrier in both directions, and started search operations and investigation into the incident. A severe traffic jam resulted from the closure of the barrier.
(Source / 22.05.2017)