Two Palestinians killed following alleged attempted car ramming attack near Hebron

Published September 17th, 2016 - 04:00 GMT
225 Palestinians have been killed by Israelis since a wave of unrest first swept across the occupied Palestinian territory and Israel in October. (AFP/File)
225 Palestinians have been killed by Israelis since a wave of unrest first swept across the occupied Palestinian territory and Israel in October. (AFP/File)

Israeli forces Friday shot and killed two Palestinians, a woman and man, at the entrance of the Kiryat Arba settlement in the occupied West Bank district of Hebron after the two allegedly attempted to carry out a car ramming attack.

The two Palestinians have yet to be identified. Israeli media reported that no Israelis were injured.

An Israeli army spokesperson told Ma'an the army only knew that an attack occured at the road junction outside the Israeli settlement of Kiryat Arba, but looking into more details on the incident.

The shooting on Friday marked the second Palestinian to be killed by Israeli forces in less than 24 hours, while a Jordanian citizen -- not yet clear if he was a Palestinian citizen of Jordan -- was shot dead by Israeli forces less than 45 minutes before after allegedly carrying out a stabbing attack outside Damascus Gate in occupied East Jerusalem.

Muhammad Ahmad Abed al-Fattah al-Sarrahin, 30, was killed on Thursday after succumbing to gunshot wounds from earlier in the day when Israeli forces raided the village of Beit Ula in the southern occupied West Bank district of Hebron and opened live fire on al-Sarrahin as soldiers reportedly struggled to detain him.

According to Ma'an documentation, 225 Palestinians have been killed by Israelis since a wave of unrest first swept across the occupied Palestinian territory and Israel in October.

Rights groups have denounced what they have termed a "shoot-to-kill" policy by the Israeli forces, which they say has led to the death of numerous Palestinians who did not constitute a threat or who could have been subdued in a non-lethal manner.


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