Apr 06, 2021 10:59 UTC
  • Israeli forces martyr Palestinian man in West Bank

Israeli forces have martyred a Palestinian man and injured his wife in the occupied West Bank over an alleged car-ramming attempt against the regime’s troops.

According to reports, the illegal Zionist entity claimed in a statement on Tuesday that its forces saw a vehicle stop at a temporary checkpoint they had set up the previous night in the town of Bir Nabala, located eight kilometers northeast of al-Quds.

The vehicle, it claimed, suddenly accelerated towards another group of soldiers, who then fired at the vehicle.

The Palestinian Wafa news agency reported that the fatal shooting took place at dawn as the Palestinian man, identified as 42-year-old Osama Sidqi Mansour, and his wife were traveling in their car.

The report, citing a statement released by the Palestinian Ministry of Health, added that Mansour died “after sustaining head wounds from live fire near Bir Nabala ... and his wife suffered bullet wounds to her back.”

The woman was taken to Palestine Medical Complex in the central West Bank city of Ramallah, where her condition is reportedly stable.

Eyewitnesses told Wafa that Israeli forces fired a stun grenade at the car at 3:30 a.m. (0030 GMT).

They added that Israeli soldiers started firing shots as soon as the man pulled over the car for fear of their lives.

Meanwhile, the news agency said there had been clashes between Palestinian residents and the Israeli regime army in Bir Nabala on Monday evening.