Palestinian man killed in Jericho while allegedly attacking IDF soldiers


JERUSALEM (JTA) — A Palestinian man is dead after being shot while allegedly attacking Israeli troops and being beaten during his arrest.

The 33-year-old Palestinian man tried to attack a soldier with an iron bar during a routine IDF operation in the West Bank city of Jericho. The attack was captured by security camera. The footage shows the man first throwing rocks at a solder and then running at him holding the bar.  He falls after he is shot. The video also shows soldiers hitting him with their rifle butts after he was downed.

The assailant also inhaled tear gas, according to Palestinian groups. Haaretz, citing the man’s family, said he did not have any preexisting health problems.

The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said in a statement: “A violent disturbance developed during an operation in search of wanted men in the city of Jericho, in which a terrorist armed with an iron bar ran towards an IDF force and tried to attack the soldiers.


“The force fired towards him, confronted the terrorist from short range and managed to stop him. A knife was found on the terrorist’s body. He was evacuated by the force to receive medical care and was later proclaimed dead.”

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