Palestinian killed in Israeli raid on West Bank hospital

Palestinian man killed during Israeli raid at West Bank hospital, officials says

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

footage provided by al-Ahli Hospital shows undercover Israeli forces during their early morning raid

A Palestinian man was killed at a hospital on Thursday after Israeli forces disguised as locals raided a hospital in the West bank city of Hebron, officials working at the hospital said.

The Israeli military said troops shot a man in a hospital while on a raid to arrest a suspect in a stabbing attack.

The Director of Al Ahli Hospital, Jihad Shawar, said that more than 20 Israeli forces entered the hospital, in where one of the women with them pretended to be in labour and that this is how they were able to enter the hospital. 

They stormed into the surgical unit with their guns pulled out, where Azzam Shalaldeh, 20 years of age, was being treated for wounds he sustained last month when he stabbed an Israeli soldier who shot him.

They shot and killed a 27-year-old Abdallah after handcuffing Shalaldeh and his brother was also in the room.

“Abdallah Azzam Shalaldeh, aged 27, was killed by a unit of undercover agents at the Hebron hospital,” said the Palestinian health ministry.

"This is an outright crime. This is against international law. No one should violate hospitals, but Israel did," Shawar said.

The Israeli military said Shalaldeh comes from a family of "known Hamas operatives."

Armed Israeli policemen on Wednesday went undercover in Ramallah, dissolving in a crowd of Palestinian protesters and throwing stones at security forces, thus inciting Palestinians to do the same.

Stabbing, gunning and car attacks started in Israeli and Palestinian territories since mid-September in annexed east Jerusalem, the occupied West Bank and the embargoed Gaza Strip by Israel.

Furthermore, reactions come for a possible re-statute of the Al Aqsa Mosque which is very important for Muslims and the settlement politics of Israel.

Twelve Israelis have been killed in a spate of attacks by Palestinians, while 78 Palestinians have been killed in similar attacks. Israel claims that  50 of the killed Palestinians are attackers, while the rest were killed in clashes with Israeli forces.

TRTWorld and agencies