| Reports |Palestinian dies after IOF shot him 3 months ago
Gaza,(Alresalah.ps)-- A Palestinian held in Israeli custody succumbed to his wounds yesterday after being shot by Israeli forces in November for allegedly attempting to carry out a stabbing attack.
Issa Qaraqe, the head of the Palestinian Committee of Prisoners’ Affairs, told Ma’an that 24-year-old Muhammad Al-Jallad (also reported as Muhammad Amr) died in Israeli custody while at the Beilinson Hospital in the city of Petah Tikva in central Israel.
Al-Jallad was shot by Israeli forces on 9 November 2016 at the Huwwara military checkpoint in the southern part of the occupied West Bank district of Nablus, Qaraqe said.
Israeli authorities claimed that Al-Jallad had attempted to stab an Israeli soldier with a screwdriver before Israeli forces opened live fire on him.
According to Qaraqe, Israeli forces took Al-Jallad into custody at the time and transported him to Beilinson hospital for treatment.
Qaraqe added that Al-Jallad had also suffered from lymphoma.
Al-Jallad became the ninth Palestinian to be killed by Israeli forces this year, with 112 Palestinians killed in 2016.