NABLUS, (PIC)– The Israeli occupation army said it killed late Monday night a Palestinian young man after he opened fire on soldiers at Za’tara checkpoint, south of Nablus city.
It claimed that one Israeli soldier was lightly wounded in the shooting incident.
Palestinian medical sources said the Israeli army cordoned off the area around the checkpoint and blocked Palestinian ambulances from reaching the scene, adding that the identity of the slain Palestinian is still unknown.
Eyewitnesses told the Palestinian information center (PIC) that they saw exactly what happened and affirmed that the young man was unarmed and killed in cold blood by the Israeli soldiers at the checkpoint.
They explained that the young man was standing behind a black car at the checkpoint when they heard an Israeli soldier shouting at him to stop, but suddenly they heard the sounds of two shots being fired at the victim without seeing him holding a gun or starting to shoot.
They added that the two shots wounded the young men in his legs immediately and then he was showered with a hail of bullets while he was on the ground, reaffirming that they did not see any gun around his body.
The eyewitnesses also said that the Israeli soldiers and Jewish settlers who were present at the scene did not show any sign of confusion or fear as it usually happens in such incidents.