An IDF soldier reportedly shot a Palestinian attacker at point-blank range after he was on the ground and apparently no longer presenting a threat, Palestinian media reports.
An Israeli soldier was stabbed and moderately injured in Thursday morning’s attack in Hebron; two Palestinian attackers were shot dead.
The PA Health Ministry identified the two attackers killed by the IDF as Ramzi Aziz al-Qasrawi, 21, and Abed al-Fattah Yusri al-Sharif, 21.
A video claiming to be from the scene uploaded to social media by the Palestinian group Human Rights Defenders appeared to show a soldier approach al-Sharif when he was already sprawled on the pavement and bleeding from his skull and no longer threatening the soldiers around him. A soldier approaches and appears to discharge his weapon, striking the man in the head.
The moment when #Abed_Alftah_Alsharif was martyred at Gilbert military checkpoint in Tel Rumeida, Hebron.لحظة اعدام الشهيد #عبد_الفتاح_الشريف في منطقة تل ارميدة على "محسوم جلبرت العسكري "في الخليل .
Posted by Human Rights Defenders تجمع المدافعين عن حقوق الانسان on Thursday, March 24, 2016
A witness to today’s terror attack in the Hebron enclave of Tel Rumeida tells the Ma’an news agency: “I heard gunshots, went outside my house to check what it was, and saw several Israeli soldiers yelling and two youths on the ground. A soldier approached one of the youths that was moving while yelling and opened fire at him from zero range.”
The IDF says it’s investigating the incident.