Amer Tirawi

July 16, 2017: Amer Ahmad Tirawi, 34, was killed by Israeli soldiers who invaded Nabi Saleh village, northwest of Ramallah in the West Bank, and exchanged fire with him.

The Israeli army said the Palestinian was suspected of carrying out a shooting attack, a day earlier, near Um Safa Palestinian village and Ateret Israeli settlement, and of another shooting targeting a military post in the area.

According to the army, the first incident took place when Amer reportedly opened fire on a car of an Israeli settler near Ateret settlement, and the second targeted a fortified military base, near Nabi Saleh.

The invasion into Nabi Saleh was carried out by Police SWAT teams, Israeli soldiers and Shin Bet security officers, who were attempting to detain him, after identifying him and his location.

The army claims that the Palestinians was killed when he “attempted to open fire on the soldiers with his homemade weapon,” and that another Palestinian, who was with him, was taken prisoner. Amer was from Kafr Ein village, northwest of Ramallah. Source: IMEMC