Israeli soldiers have shot and killed a Palestinian man at Al-Zaeem checkpoint, which separates an illegal Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank from a neighborhood in occupied East Jerusalem.
According to Al Jazeera, Nour Shuqir, from the town of Silwan in occupied East Jerusalem, was accused of attempting to flee an inspection at the checkpoint, hitting and lightly injuring an Israeli border officer.
“The policeman and security personnel fired at the vehicle,” said the police statement, wounding the driver, who was rushed to the Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem.
The moment Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian man, identified as Nour Shuqir, after an alleged car-ramming attack at a checkpoint in the occupied East Jerusalem. pic.twitter.com/ULWT1gPoKJ
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The hospital said he arrived at the trauma unit “with no pulse and a severe stomach wound.”
This comes as attacks on Palestinians in the West Bank are on the increase.
Earlier this month, a Palestinian motorist was shot dead by Israeli soldiers who claimed he fired a pistol at the Huwara military checkpoint at the entrance of Nablus, in the occupied West Bank.
The Palestinian Red Crescent said in a statement that the Israeli army prevented its medics from accessing the scene and providing first aid to Rawajbeh after he was shot and that his body is in Israeli custody and could not immediately be retrieved.
A number of local and international human rights groups have raised concerns that Israeli security forces have used excessive force when confronting Palestinian suspects.
“In 2019, Israeli security forces killed 133 Palestinians, including 28 minors. Of the casualties, 104 were killed in the Gaza Strip, 26 in the West Bank (including East Jerusalem) and three within Israel,” Human Rights group B’tselem reported.
“Most of these deaths were a direct outcome of Israel’s reckless open-fire policy, authorized by the government and military and backed by the legal system,” the group added.
(Palestine Chronicle, MEMO, Social Media)