Mohammad Tnouh

July 20, 2017: Mohammad Hussein Tnouh, 26, was killed by Israeli soldiers in Teqoua’ town, east of Bethlehem, in the West Bank, after the soldiers claimed that he attempted to stab them.

The soldiers shot Mohammad with four live rounds, before an army jeep ran over him, near al-Khansa’ school, in Teqoua’.

An Israeli army spokesperson said the soldiers “responded to an immediate threat, and killed the man.”

After shooting the Palestinian, the soldiers closed the area, prevented bystanders, and medics, from approaching him, and later covered his body with a black sheet, before taking it away.

The Palestinian Red Crescent said the soldiers prevented its medics from approaching the Palestinian to assess his condition, and the extent of his injuries, before he was declared dead.

Clashes took place in Teqoua’ following the fatal shooting, and the soldiers fired dozens of live rounds and rubber-coated steel bullets.

The Palestinian Police said the soldiers shot one of its officers with a rubber-coated steel bullet in the head. Mohammad was from Teqoua’. Source: IMEMC