Abdul-Rahman Wajih al-Barghouthi

December 01, 2015: Abdul-Rahman Wajih al-Barghouthi, 27, was killed by Israeli soldiers at a military roadblock, near Ramallah, in the central West Bank.

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) said Israeli forces killed Abdul-Rahman when he was walking to his home in Aboud village, northwest of Ramallah.

The PCHR added that the soldiers killed the Palestinian man after he stabbed an Israeli soldier who was standing with other soldiers at the main entrance to the village.  However, PCHR’s investigations totally refute the Israeli story.

According to PCHR’s investigations and statements of eyewitnesses, an Israeli soldier opened fire at Abdul-Rahman after they slapped him on the face.

Due to which, Abdul-Rahman pushed the soldier who stumbled and fell on his back. The Israeli soldier immediately fired two bullets at him. Two other Israeli soldiers opened fire at him as well.

On the same day, Israeli forces stationed at the western entrance to Silwad, northeast of Ramallah, on Silwad-Yabroud road near bypass road (60), opened fire at a vehicle.

As a result, the driver Anas Bassam Abdul-Rahim Hammad, 21, was killed after he ran over a group of Israeli soldiers at the entrance to the village.

Abdul-Rahman was from Aboud village, near Ramallah, in the central West Bank. Source: PCHR