June 6, 2018: Ezzeddin Abdul-Hafith Tamimi, 21, was shot by Israeli soldiers in Nabi Saleh village with three live rounds from very close range in an extrajudicial assassination. The soldiers then prevented Palestinian medics from approaching Ezzeddin as he lay, critically injured, on the ground.
According to eyewitnesses, Palestinian medics tried to provide aid to the seriously wounded man, but the soldiers assaulted them, and threatened to shoot them. Ezzeddin then succumbed to his injuries.
When Ezzeddin’s mother was informed that he was killed, she rushed to see him, but the soldiers sprayed her face with pepper-spray and forced her away.
Ezzeddin worked as a car mechanic, but was listed as ‘wanted’ by the Israeli military eighteen months ago. The soldiers have made numerous attempts over the past eighteen months to intercept the young man, including invading his home and shooting him.
The Israeli army also abducted his brother to pressure him into turning himself in to the army.
A few weeks before assassinating Ezzeddin, the army called one of his brothers, and told him that “Ezzeddin will face the same fate of Ahmad Nasr Jarrar, (who was killed by the soldiers on February 06, 2018), if he does not surrender.”
Eyewitnesses said the soldiers assassinated the Palestinian, directly and repeatedly firing at him, in addition to attacking dozens of other Palestinians in the town.
The soldiers also shot another Palestinian with a live round and caused many others to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, during protests that took place after the soldiers killed Ezzeddin.
After the soldiers killed Ezzeddin, they invaded many homes, including his home, and occupied their rooftops.
Ezzeddin was from Nabi Saleh, in the central part of the West Bank. Source: IMEMC