Sharif Khaled Salman

May 14, 2021: Sharif Khaled Salman, 37, was killed by Israeli soldiers near Salfit, in central West Bank.

Several Israeli army jeeps invaded Marda village, north of Salfit. leading to protests.

Local sources said Sharif was not participating in protests but was standing outside his home when he was shot by invading Israeli forces.

His mother told reporters with Ma’an News Agency, “I cannot believe that Sharif was killed. Just hours ago, he woke me up from sleep to have coffee together. He left behind a pregnant wife and three daughters.”

As tears streamed down her face, she told reporters, “I asked him to drink coffee with me, to drink it together, and to close the door for fear that his children, and his sister’s children might go out to the street, because the army was out in the street, and our home is located near the main street of the village. I fell asleep while I waited for him to drink his coffee. I was awakened by the sound of gunfire and screaming. I did not know that the bullets were fired at Sharif, to end his life. The occupation deprived me of my son for no reason, just as it has deprived so many mothers.”

The soldiers also killed Awad Ahmad Harb, 27, in Iskaka village, east of Salfit.

On that day, Israeli soldiers killed nine Palestinians and injured dozens, while paramilitary colonialist settlers also killed a young man, in several parts of the occupied West Bank. the Palestinian Health Ministry has reported and added that more than five hundred Palestinians have been injured.

Sharif was from Marda village, north of Salfit. Source: IMEMC