1 Palestinian and 2 Israelis shot dead yesterday, south Bethlehem


Yesterday afternoon 1 Palestinian young man and two Israelis were killed and at least 10 were injured in a shooting attack in the Gush Etzion illegal settlement bloc.

According to the Israeli media, the two Israelis who were shot dead have been identified only as an 18-year-old American citizen and 49-year-old man named Yaakov Don

Shadi Zuhdi Ratib Arafa
Shadi Zuhdi Ratib Arafa

and the Palestinian bystander was identified as Shadi Zuhdi Ratib Arafa, 24, from a village in Hebron.

The Palestinian who shot from the vehicle was arrested by the Israeli occupation forces, belying the initial information that he would have died at the scene.
Late Thursday, Israeli occupation authorities delivered the body of Shadi Zuhdi Ratib Arafa to the Palestinian Authority, the liaison office said.
At least 86 Palestinians have been killed since Oct,1 many of whom were shot dead under circumstances in which rights groups said Israeli occupation forces used exaggerated force.

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