Two siblings shot by Israeli soldiers in West Bank

Palestine

Published: 2017-10-31 14:54

Last Updated: 2017-10-31 15:02


Near the illegal Israeli settlement of Halamish, northwest of Ramallah in the West Bank.
Near the illegal Israeli settlement of Halamish, northwest of Ramallah in the West Bank.
Roya News Source

Two Palestinian siblings were shot near the illegal Israeli settlement of Halamish, northwest of Ramallah in the West Bank, killing the brother and wounding the sister in her shoulder.

Israel claims the vehicle approached Israeli soldiers in a suspicious manner near the Jewish settlement of Halamish.

Mohammed Mussa, 26-years-old, was shot dead while travelling with his sister, who was shot in the shoulder and is currently receiving treatment. Her injuries not life-threatening, according to Palestinian health ministry spokesman.

No Israeli soldiers were injured in the incident and the event is being reviewed, according to the Israeli military.

Since October 2015, there has been a notable rise in violence in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, referred to as the "Wave of Terror", or "Intifada of the Individuals," in Palestine, or as the "Stabbing Intifada" by Israelis.

It was partly triggered by the killing of a Palestinian woman, Hadeel al-Hashlamoun, by Israeli soldiers 22 September, and the Duma arson attack by Israeli settlers in July 2015, which caused the death of three Palestinians.

Yesterday, at least seven Palestinians were killed, and 12 were injured, in Gaza after Israel destroyed a resistance tunnel south of the Strip.