Shooting near Tarkumia (Archive photo)
Photo: Yaron Brener

Israeli shot south of Hebron

Israeli citizen sustains moderate wounds after being shot near Palestinian village south of Hebron. Meanwhile, Palestinian sources say local man was killed in place. IDF claims Israeli entered area to sell his car, shot during altercation

An Israeli citizen was moderately injured Wednesday after he was shot in the stomach near the Palestinian village of Eidna, south of Hebron. Sources in the West Bank town reported that a local man - Muhammad Salamiyah - was shot to death in the same incident, and that another resident was injured.


It is still unclear whether the incident was a shooting attack, or an altercation gone awry.


According to IDF sources, the man entered the village in a bid to sell his car to one of the locals, and was shot during a quarrel with one of the residents. Meanwhile, Palestinian sources claimed that the Israeli man was the Palestinian's employer.


However, nationalistic leads are still being checked. A spokesman for Fatah's al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades told Ynet that the group's gunmen were behind "the shooting attack in the village of Eidna."

The spokesman said that they had tried to kidnap the Israeli, but that the IDF prevented the kidnapping.


The Israeli reportedly managed to arrive at the military checkpoint in Tarkumia independently and received initial medical treatment there. The man was later transferred to Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center for further treatment.


MDA's southern district spokesmen Shai Alzami told Ynet: "At 7:03 pm we received a report about a shooting attack. A military mobile medical unit, an MDA emergency vehicle and an ambulance were sent to the place. 


"The military medical unit, which arrived at the scene first, reported of a man seriously injured by a bullet to his abdomen."


Hanan Greenberg, Aviram Zino and Ali Waked contributed to the report


פרסום ראשון: 03.05.08, 19:26
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