A short while after, IDF troops spotted a vehicle approaching the area and concluded that it was the same vehicle as before,” 声明は言った.
The army statement went on to say that soldiers had tried to stop the car by shouting and firing warning shots into the air. One of the soldiers then fired towards the car’s wheels in order to stop it, 声明は結論に達した.
The incident comes a day after a 41-year old Palestinian man was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers at the entrance to the West Bank town of Beita
, 約 10 kilometers south of Nablus
Shadi Salim, a father of five, who worked for the local Palestinian municipality, had gone to the town to fix a problem with its water supply, local resident Abu Abdullah told CNN, when he was shot dead by Israeli soldiers.
The Israeli army said Salim had approached the soldiers in a threatening way holding what appeared to be an iron bar. “After not stopping, even though the soldiers fired in the air, the force’s commander fired at the suspect,” an army spokesperson said, according to reports in Israeli media.
“Shadi had tools with him and wrenches for plumbing. They killed him in cold blood,” Abu Abdullah said.
Beita has been the scene of large protests for several months over the establishment of a nearby illegal settler outpost, and several Palestinians have been killed by Israeli soldiers since the beginning of May in what the army describes as violent riots.
There were no reports from Israeli or Palestinian sources of clashes at the time of Salim’s death.