Palestinian Killed in Israeli Raid on Hebron Hospital

IDF force enters hospital to arrest a man suspected of committing a stabbing attack, and shoots his cousin.

Send in e-mailSend in e-mail

A 27-year-old Palestinian was killed early on Thursday during an Israeli military raid on a Hebron hospital.

An IDF plainclothes unit numbering about 20, according to eyewitnesses, entered the Al Ahli Hospital in order to arrest Azam Shalaldah, 20, who was hospitalized in the surgical ward. According to Israeli security agencies Shalaldah was wanted for committing a West Bank stabbing attack on October 25 that left one Israeli moderately wounded.

Palestinian sources say the force was dressed up as a group of Palestinians escorting a woman in labor.

According to Palestinian sources, while the force was arresting Shalaldah, his cousin, 27, returned from the bathroom and surprised the force. He was shot in his torso three times. The Shin Bet said that the cousin attacked the force and was shot as a result. Palestinian sources reported he died. Shalaldah was taken into custody.

Israel's Shin Bet domestic security agency issued a statement afterwards saying "it will not permit terror operatives to hide in any places of refuge."

Shalalda's brother, Bilal, told Reuters TV: "As soon they entered the room they tied me to the bed. (My cousin) was inside the bathroom and wanted to wash for prayer. As he was exiting the bathroom, one of the under cover men shouted at him to stop and they opened fire.

"He remained on the ground bleeding and they hit my brother on his head and took him away."

Physicians for Human Rights Israel issued a statement reading: "Time and again Israeli security forces violate the special protection forded to hospitals and medical facilities. By doing so they are putting patients, hospital staff, and visitors at risk." The organization further warned that these practices will take a toll in life and demanded Israel put a stop to them.

Click the alert icon to follow topics:



Automatic approval of subscriber comments.
From $1 for the first month

Already signed up? LOG IN


בנימין נתניהו השקת ספר

Netanyahu’s Israel Is About to Slam the Door on the Diaspora

עדי שטרן

Head of Israel’s Top Art Academy Leads a Quiet Revolution

Charles Lindbergh addressing an America First Committee rally on October 3, 1941.

Ken Burns’ Brilliant ‘The U.S. and the Holocaust’ Has Only One Problem

Skyscrapers in Ramat Gan and Tel Aviv.

Israel May Have Caught the Worst American Disease, New Research Shows

ג'אמיל דקוור

Why the Head of ACLU’s Human Rights Program Has Regrets About Emigrating From Israel


Netanyahu’s Election Win Dealt a Grievous Blow to Judaism