October 22, 2018: Moammar Arif Refa’ey al-Atrash, 42, was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers near the Ibrahimi Mosque, in the center of Hebron city, in the southern part of the West Bank.
The army claimed that Moammar had tried to carry out a stabbing attack on soldiers stationed near Ibrahimi Mosque, lightly wounding one soldier.
According to the Israeli Army’s official statement, “An assailant attempted to stab a soldier adjacent to the Cave of the Patriarchs, (The Ibrahimi Mosque) lightly injuring him. The soldier and other forces at the scene, responded with live fire”.
A Palestinian Red Crescent ambulance rushed to the scene, but the soldiers refused to allow the medics to approach the Palestinian.
The father of al-Atrash was interviewed by local media, and told them that his son was having a problem with his wife, and they were temporarily separated for about a week, and that he has a brother in the Old City of Hebron that he goes to visit every day.
The now-deceased al-Atrash has three daughters and four sons, one of whom is in Ofer Israeli prison.
While being interviewed, the father received a call from his family telling him that the soldiers invaded their home, and told them that they intend to demolish it.
Moammar was from Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank. Source: IMEMC