Israeli settlers kill young Palestinian in al-Khalil hospital

Israeli settlers kill young Palestinian in al-Khalil hospital

Israeli settlers have sneaked into a medical center in the southern West Bank city of al-Khalil (Hebron) and fatally shot a young Palestinian man hospitalized there for gunshot wounds sustained during clashes in the occupied Palestinian territories some weeks ago.

On Thursday morning, a group of 21 settlers made their way into the al-Ahli Hospital in al-Khalil under the disguise of the relatives of a pregnant woman, and went inside the room where injured Azzam Shalaldeh was resting, the Arabic-language Palestine al-Yawm news agency reported.

The assailants then took out pistols with silencers on and fired shots at Azzam, who died on the spot.

His cousin, who was in the room at the time of the incident, also sustained injuries.

The attackers took away Azzam’s body to an unknown location. He had been receiving medical treatment for critical injuries sustained during clashes in the town of Sa’ir some 20 days earlier (…)

Over 80 Palestinians have been killed in the recent escalation of violence since the start of October