Palestinian shot, injured for alleged stabbing attack in Tulkarem

TULKAREM, (PIC)– The Palestinian young man Zayed al-Ashqar was seriously injured Monday morning after being shot by Israeli soldiers after an alleged stabbing attack near Hermesh settlement that was illegally built north of Tulkarem.

Zayed al-Ashqar, from Saida town in Tulakrem, suffered serious gunshot injuries after Israeli forces opened fire at him, according to the PIC reporter.

Israeli soldiers prevented ambulance crews from transferring him to hospital for treatment, our correspondent added.

The Israeli army spokesman claimed that Israeli forces opened fire at a Palestinian young man after he allegedly tried to stab an Israeli soldier at a military checkpoint at the entrance of the illegal settlement of Hermesh.

More than 152 Palestinians, including children and women, have lost their lives at the hands of Israeli forces since the beginning of last October in similar circumstances.

(Source / 11.01.2016)

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