April 27, 2019: Omar ‘Awni Abdul-Karim Younis, 20, died from serious wounds he suffered a week earlier, after Israeli soldiers shot him at a military roadblock in northern West Bank.
The Palestinian Health Ministry said that Omar died at the Israeli Beilinson Israeli medical center.
The soldiers, stationed at Za’tara military roadblock, north of Nablus, shot the young man with several rounds of live ammunition, reportedly after he attempted to stab them, and prevented Palestinian medics from approaching him.
No soldiers were injured in the reported incident.
After Omar was shot and seriously wounded, the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee reported that the Israeli Salem military court issued an order, remanding him for seven more days, awaiting interrogation, despite his serious injuries.
It added that Younis was transferred to Beilinson Israeli medical center, where he remained in a very serious condition, hooked to a respiratory machine, until his death several days later.
Omar was from Sanniriya town, south of Qalqilia, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. Source: IMEMC