Sep 13, 2021 13:47 UTC
  • Israeli forces shoot Palestinian over alleged stabbing attempt

Israeli forces have shot a Palestinian young man over an alleged stabbing attempt in the occupied West Bank.

The Palestinian man, identified as Muhammad Bilu, 27, sustained serious injuries after he was shot by Israeli forces near Gush Etzion Junction, on Monday morning.

The Israeli military claimed that Bilu attempted to stab several soldiers stationed at the junction.

Ma’an news agency cited eyewitnesses as saying that Israeli settlers had physically assaulted Bilu when he was lying on the street after being shot.

On Friday, Israeli forces shot and martyred Hazem al-Julani, a Palestinian doctor, in the Old City of the occupied East al-Quds.

An official said Julani was martyred after he allegedly attempted to stab Israeli police officers in the Old City. 

Many Palestinians have sustained injuries or lost their lives in similar incidents due to allegations that they attempted stabbing or car-ramming attacks.

Israeli troops have on numerous occasions been caught on camera brutally murdering Palestinians, with the videos going viral online and sparking international condemnation.

Tel Aviv has been criticized for its extensive use of lethal force and extrajudicial killing of Palestinians who do not pose an immediate threat to its forces or to settlers.