Israeli forces ‘execute’ Palestinian in East Jerusalem raid

2. East Jerusalem
The sister of slain Palestinian Mohammed Al-Shaham inspects the damage at their family home in Kafr Aqab, East Jerusalem, following a raid by Israeli occupation forces on August 15, 2022. (Photo: AFP)

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM — Israeli occupation forces shot dead a Palestinian man in his East Jerusalem home in a raid early Monday, AFP reported.اضافة اعلان

The man, identified as Mohammed Al-Shaham, 21, died of his wounds “several hours” after being shot, the Palestinian news agency, Wafa, reported.

The man’s father, Ibrahim Al-Shaham, told AFP that his son was shot in the head at point-blank range and was left bleeding for 40 minutes.

According to Shaham, Israeli forces knocked on their door at 3:30am and “we didn’t manage to make it to the door, Mohammed got there first, and the door exploded”.

“They started shooting inside the house, the first shot was in Mohammed’s head,” he said, adding that the soldiers left him bleeding before arresting him and taking him away.

Israeli occupation forces said they had launched the raid to locate weapons in the town of Kafr Aqab, which is part of Israeli-annexed East Jerusalem but located on the West Bank side of the security barrier.

Shaham said that one of the soldiers had told him that they got the wrong house.

Israel denied those claims to AFP, but no weapons were seized.

The Palestine Liberation Organization’s new secretary general, Hussein Al-Sheikh, called for “an immediate and urgent international investigation” into what he labelled a “criminal execution”.

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