Alaa Khalil Hashah

Alaa_HashashNovember 23, 2015: Alaa Khalil Sabah Hashash, 16, was shot to death by Israeli soldiers, near Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

The Israeli army claimed that Alaa approached Huwwara roadblock while carrying a knife and allegedly attempted to stab a soldier.

A Palestinian woman identified as Samah Abd al-Mumen Ahmad from Ammuriya village was shot in the head in the crossfire, witnesses said.

A bus driver, Adham al-Sharfa, stated: “I saw what happened with my own eyes as Israeli soldiers opened fire at a youth for attempting to stab an Israeli soldier and then several Israeli soldiers arrived and shot the youth more than 10 times and he fell to the ground.”

Palestinian security sources said Samah was shot in the head while sitting inside her car near where the incident occurred. Her injuries were reported as critical. No Israelis were reported injured during the incident.

Alaa was from the Balata refugee camp near Nablus. Source: IMEMC