Israeli soldiers shot and killed, on Monday at dawn, a young Palestinian man in the Qalandia refugee camp, north of occupied East Jerusalem, and wounded several others. Eyewitnesses said the slain man was kidnapped, before the soldiers shot him dead.Medical sources said the slain young man has been identified as, Mohammad Ata Lafi Abu Latifa, 20 years of age.
The soldiers invaded the refugee camp during early dawn hours, and fired concussion grenades, and gas bombs at local youths, who hurled stones and empty bottles on them.
The slain man’s uncle, head of the Popular Committee on the Qalandia refugee camp Jamal Lafi, told the WAFA Palestinian News Agency that the soldiers first chased Mohammad, and shot him in the legs, as he was on his family’s rooftop.
Lafi denied the Israeli military allegations that the Mohammad fell from the rooftop while the soldiers were trying to arrest him, and said the soldiers cuffed the wounded young man with electric wires, and killed him after taking him prisoner.
Palestinian security sources also said Abu Latifa was alive when the soldiers abducted him.
The army handed Abu Latifa’s body to the Palestinian Red Crescent Society several hours after his death.
In addition, soldiers shot and injured two young men during the invasion into the refugee camp.