Palestinian sources reported that unknown gunmen opened fire at Abed Al Karem Al Abeet, 75, killing him in the village of Bein-Amein, near the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia on Tuesday afternoon.

Palestinian security sources in the city said that Abeet operates a water well near his village, and that he was gunned down by unknown gunmen. Security forces gave no further details. Medical sources revealed that Abeet sustained multiple wounds and died instantly.

Local sources allege Abeet’s son to be a collaborator with the Israeli army, after he was involved in the death of a Palestinian youth during the first Intifada [Uprising]. Abeet’s son was attacked by Palestinian resistance fighters in the early 1990s but escaped, and is now living in an Israeli controlled area.

No Palestinian group has yet claimed the attack.

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