IOF shoot dead Palestinian man near Tulkarm military checkpoint

PNN/ Tulkarm/

Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) on Monday night shot and killed a Palestinian youth at Ennab military checkpoint, east of Tulkarm city.

Witnesses confirmed that they saw the young man lying on the ground bleeding to death after sustaining critical wounds from Israeli military gunfire near the checkpoint.

The martyr was identified as the former prisoner, Samer Homaidi, from the village of Beit Lid, east of Tulkarm. The Handala Center for Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners reported that the Homaidi spent 3.5 years in Israeli prison, and was released two years ago.

Local sources added that IOF closed the checkpoint in both directions, causing heavy traffic. The Israeli army claimed that Homaidi and two other men were throwing Molotov cocktails towards them.

Soldiers also set up a checkpoint at the entrance of the town, holding scores of vehicles travelling along the nearby main road, as large number of infantry troops were deployed in the farmlands surrounding the town.

 

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