JERUSALEM, July 13, 2016 (WAFA) – Israeli forces early Wednesday shot dead a Palestinian man and injured another during a raid into Ar-Ram town, north of Jerusalem, WAFA correspondent reported.
Israeli forces raided Ar-Ram and ransacked a blacksmith workshop purportedly for manufacturing arms. Witnesses said troops suddenly opened fire at a vehicle, killing one Palestinian and injuring another.
He identified the Palestinian killed as Anwar al-Salaymeh, 24. One of the two survivors, identified as Fares al-Rishq, 20, sustained critical injuries in his head, while the third was detained following the shooting.
Israeli troops opened fire at the vehicle, which arrived at the area during the raid, as al-Salaymeh and his friends, all residents of al-Ram, were seemingly unaware of the troops deployment and raid.
Based on an AFP report, the Daily Mail reported on an Israeli military spokesperson as saying that troops “spotted” the vehicle running towards them when they were conducting a “search operation” during which they purportedly “uncovered an arms workshop”.
One of the troops, who purportedly “felt in danger”, opened fire at the vehicle, killing al-Salaymeh and injuring al-Rishq.
She added that the third Palestinian, unharmed, was detained during the raid and taken for interrogation.
Israeli troops cordoned off the shooting scene, preventing Palestinians and paramedics from approaching and offering treatment for the Palestinians.
Violent clashes erupted following the fatal shooting Israeli troops and local Palestinian youth with troops showering the youth with tear gas canisters, stun grenades and live ammunition.
One Palestinian was reportedly detained during the clashes.
The circumstances around the killing remain unclear and are largely based on the Israeli version of events.
Various Israeli news outlets reported that the Palestinian man was shot dead after allegedly attempting to ram his vehicle into the troops.
Israeli online news outlet Ynet News said the second Palestinian was moderately wounded and has been evacuated to the hospital and that the alleged attempted car-ramming attack occurred around 3:30 am.