Palestinealestinian man killed by Israeli fire in Hebron

By Saed Bannoura
IMEMC & Agencies:

Palestinian medical sources in Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank, reported that a Palestinian man, 41, was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers on Friday evening in Bab Al Zawiya area, in the center of the city.

The army claimed that the Ahmad Sayyid Faraj, 41, attempted to stab a soldier, while eyewitnesses confirmed that he was just walking in the street when a soldier opened fire at him.

Palestinian medics rushed to the scene but the army prevented them from providing Faraj with the needed first aid.

The army moved him to Al Dabbouya, which falls under Israeli security control. Faraj died while the army was moving him to an Israeli hospital. His body was then transferred to the Al Ahli Palestinian Hospital in Hebron.

Dozens of residents took off to the street and hurled stones at the soldiers who fired concussion grenades, gas bombs and rubber-coated bullets. Several residents, including a local reporter, were wounded.