The killing of 22-year-old disabled Palestinian Mohammad Husam Abdul-Latif Habali by Israeli forces Tuesday has drawn the attention of the Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates.
Riyad Malki, the head of the Ministry, issued a statement Tuesday condemning the shooting, and blaming the Israeli government for this “heinous crime”, according to the Palestine News Network.
The statement went on to say that this incident is “a crime added to the series of ongoing crimes and executions committed by the occupation authorities.”
Malki urged the International Criminal Court (ICC) to open an investigation and to bring the killers to trial. However, Israel has refused to sign on to the ICC, and will not allow its citizens to be summoned there to face charges.
The young man who was killed Tuesday was shot in the leg and the head by Israeli forces storming Tulkarem, in the northern part of the West Bank. A video surfaced on social media showing the large amount of blood left on the street.
Video of the moment the young man was shot also appeared on social media, and the video showed the young man walking away from the soldiers and immediately falling down when he was shot.
According to WAFA, Israeli soldiers raided Tulkarem City again on Wednesday morning, seizing the surveillance evidence of the shooting from the restaurant close to the shooting.
WAFA also quoted the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Riyad Malki, speaking to the ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda Wednesday, stating “Any delay in the investigation is a delay in bringing justice and gives the occupying power impunity and more time to commit it daily crimes.”