Nimir Jamal

September 26, 2017: Nimir Mahmoud Jamal, 37, was killed by Israeli soldiers and officers after he opened fire on them in Har Hadar Israeli settlement, northwest of Jerusalem, killing three, and wounding two Israelis.

The Israeli army stated that its initial investigation revealed that the Palestinian arrived at the rear entrance of the settlement, along with a group of Palestinian workers, before he carried out the attack.

It added that the Border Guards ordered the Palestinian to stop after suspecting him, before he reportedly pulled out a concealed gun and opened fire, killing a border police officer and two security guards, and seriously wounding the security coordinator of Har Adar.

The officers were later identified as Staff Sergeant Solomon Gabrieh, 20, from Be’er Yaakov town, along with security officers Youssef Othman, a Palestinian from Abu Ghosh, west of Jerusalem, and Or Arish, 25, from Har Adar.

Another Israeli, a 32-year-old man was seriously injured, but the doctors at Hadassah Israeli Medical Center in Jerusalem said his wounds were not life threatening.

Following the shooting, the soldiers surrounded Nimir’s hometown, Beit Surik, and imposed curfew, after forcing shut all stores and facilities, including a medical center run by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA).

The army also isolated Beit Iksa nearby village, prevented the Palestinians from entering or leaving it, and enforced a curfew on Beit Iksa.

Nimir was from Beit Surik village, northwest of Jerusalem. Source: IMEMC