On Tuesday evening, Israeli soldiers killed a young Palestinian man at the main entrance of Beit Fajjar town, south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank.
The Palestinian Civil Affairs Department said the soldiers shot and killed Ammar Shafiq Abu Afifa, 21, near Beit Fajjar.
It added that the slain young man is from the al-‘Arroub refugee camp, north of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.
After shooting the young man, the soldiers prevented Palestinian medics from reaching him before he bled to death.
The soldiers wrapped his body with a plastic sheet and took it to an unknown destination.
According to Israeli soldiers, the soldiers “observed the young man hurling stones towards their direction and shot him.”
His cousin described what happened as an assassination, especially since Ammar wasn’t posing any threat, and there were no protests in the area.
“He was just out there walking in the mountain area, the only place for us in the refugee camp to observe nature….”, he added, “Ammar was doing well in college. He also was an outgoing person; however, the soldiers decided to shoot him without any cause of justification, especially since the area was calm, and no protests were taking place….”
Palestine Technical University – Kadoorie said Ammar was one of its students studying Information Technology.
On Tuesday at dawn, Palestinian medical sources have confirmed that Shadi Najm, 18, died from serious wounds he suffered on Monday night after the soldiers shot him with live rounds in Jenin city.
On Monday at night, the army killed Abdullah al-Hosary, 22, during a fire exchange with Israeli soldiers in Jenin, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.