Wednesday, Nov. 25
Latest News
  1. 7 Palestinians shot, injured with live fire in Tulkarem clashes
  2. Palestinian killed after stabbing Israelis near Ramallah
  3. Palestinian shot dead after alleged stabbing attempt near Nablus
  4. Palestinian woman killed after alleged stab attack in Mahane Yehuda
  5. Palestinian shot after stab attack in Mahane Yehuda market
  6. Palestinian shot dead after stabbing attack on Israeli woman
  7. Palestinian shot dead following 2nd alleged attack attempt
  8. Initial reports: Alleged stabbing attack at Huwarra checkpoint
  9. Israeli forces detain young woman in Hebron for 'carrying knife'
  10. US think tank says Israel has around 115 nuclear weapons
  11. Israeli forces detain 3 Palestinians from Jenin area
  12. Convicted American spy for Israel released after 30 years in prison
  13. Israeli troops detain 18 in West Bank, raid homes
  14. Nearly 400 Palestinian children held in Israeli jails
  15. Israeli forces close 2nd Hebron radio station this month
  16. Settlers throw stones, spray racist graffiti in Ramallah village
  17. Israeli prosecutors issue indictment for teenage Palestinian attacker
  18. Dozens of Palestinians from Gaza pray at Al-Aqsa Mosque
  19. Israel delivers body of Palestinian killed in Gush Etzion shooting
  20. Israeli forces raid home of Tel Aviv attacker, issue demolition order

PCHR calls for probe into Nablus checkpoint killing

June 4, 2014 2:43 P.M. (Updated: June 27, 2014 11:13 A.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- The Palestinian Center for Human Rights on Tuesday called for an impartial investigation into the killing of a Palestinian man by Israeli soldiers in Nablus this week.

On Monday, Israeli soldiers shot and killed Alaa Muhammad Awad Audah, 30, at the Zaatara checkpoint in Nablus.

Israeli forces claim that the victim opened fire at them, injuring one of the soldiers. PCHR says there were no eyewitnesses in the area at the time to deny or confirm that claim.

A taxi driver told PCHR that he drove Audah to Zaatara checkpoint from Huwwara village at around 11:30 p.m. to pick up an order of cell phones for his shop.

The driver dropped Audah off and confirmed seeing him standing in a waiting area while driving back to Huwwara.

At 2:45 a.m. the driver received a phone call from an Israeli intelligence officer who told him that he was coming to arrest him. Around 30 minutes later, Israeli soldiers raided his home and detained him.

They took him to Audah's phone shop and questioned him about transporting the victim to the checkpoint. He only found out about Audah's death in the early morning when it was announced from the village mosque's loudspeakers.

Audah left behind a wife and two children.

"PCHR strongly condemns this new crime, which further proves the use of excessive force by Israeli forces against Palestinian civilians in disregard for the civilians' lives."

The rights group said that it has documented dozens of crimes of "willful killings" by Israeli forces in which Israel claims Palestinians fired at them first.

PCHR's investigations have refuted such claims.
Powered By: HTD Technologies
Ma'an News Agency
All rights reserved © 2005-2015