Israeli soldiers shot, Saturday, a young Palestinian man at the Container Military roadblock, north of Bethlehem, in the occupied West bank.

The soldiers shot the young man with a live round in his leg and prevented Palestinian medics from even approaching them.

His identity, and the reason for shooting him, remain unknown, especially since the soldiers closed the overcrowded military roadblock, causing a huge traffic jam.

The Israeli army only said that the man, 40, reportedly stepped out of a car, and started walking towards the soldiers, before they shot him.

Israeli Ynet News said the “roadblock is only for vehicles, not for pedestrians,” and claimed that the soldiers “followed rules of engagement, because he kept walking towards their kiosk.”

It added that the wounded Palestinian is being interrogated by the “Border Police.”

First Published on: Jun 23, 2018 @ 12:46