IDF Kills Palestinian Man Who Shot at Israeli Army Post in West Bank

According to the IDF, the man was killed in a shootout with soldiers after firing at a military outpost near the settlement of Ofra in the West Bank

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IDF soldiers in the West Bank earlier this year.
IDF soldiers in the West Bank earlier this year.Credit: IDF Spokesperson's Unit.
Jack Khoury
Jack Khoury

A Palestinian man was shot and killed by IDF forces on Wednesday near Ramallah in the West Bank after firing at an Israeli military outpost from a moving vehicle.

The man was named as 32-year-old Mujahed Mahmoud Hamed by the Palestinian Health Ministry. He was a resident of the town Silwad, and was killed near his home.

Hamed was a former prisoner who spent 11 years in Israeli jails, and was a local leader in the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, Palestinian sources say.

The IDF said that the man committed a shooting attack from a moving vehicle, targeting an Israeli military outpost near the Ofra settlement in the West Bank.

According to the army, IDF soldiers fired back and began chasing the vehicle, when the driver exited the car and fired at them. The soldiers then shot and killed the man.

The IDF says the man is suspected of taking part in several attacks over the last few days.

On Tuesday night, shots were fired at an Israeli vehicle, near the West Bank settlement of Carmel, near Hebron. No one was injured. The army suspects the shots were fired from an Airsoft air rifle. The army added that an IDF officer was in the vehicle at the time of the shooting and Israeli forces are searching for the suspects in the surrounding area.

Around the same time, also near Carmel, a 19-year-old Israeli was injured when rocks were thrown at his vehicle. He was taken to Sorokoa Medical Center in Be’er Sheva, and treated for wounds to his arms and limbs. The IDF arrested 8 Palestinians overnight on suspicion of terrorist activity in the West Bank.

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