December 11, 2018: Omar Hasan al-‘Awawda, 27, was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers while driving his car in Ethna town, west of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, after he reportedly “failed to stop for inspection.”
The head of the Al-Ahli Hospital in Hebron, Dr. Yousef Takrouri, said the soldiers shot Omar with several live rounds in his back.
He added that Red Crescent medics rushed the young man to the hospital in critical condition, but he succumbed to his serious wounds.
The Israeli army claimed that the soldiers opened fire at the car, after its driver “failed to stop for inspection,” and “endangered the lives of the soldiers.”
Army officials alleged that the Palestinians tried to ram employees of the “Civil Administration Office,” and Border Guard officers, who were operating in the town.
Omar was from Ethna, east of Hebron in the southern part of the West Bank. Source: IMEMC