Palestinian youth shot dead under pretext of stabbing attempt

Jerusalem/ PNN/

A Palestinian youth on Tuesday night was shot dead under the pretext of a attempting to carry out a stabbing attempt at the military checkpoint of Jabaa’, northeast of occupied Jerusalem.

Bahaa al-Hirbawi, 23, from the town of Al-Eizariya, was shot dead by IOF, who claimed that he tried to stab a soldier while conducting a routine inspection.

Following the shooting, IOF broke into the family home of Hirbawi.

In addition, the main road linking southern Jerusalem and the West Bank on the northern outskirts of Jerusalem and the northern West Bank was closed, amid a large military presence.