An IDF force shot dead Eyad Zakaria Hamed, a 38-year-old Palestinian, at the entrance to Silwad, adjacent to Ofra, in the West Bank (between Jerusalem and Nablus) on Friday. The shooting, next to an IDF position, was part of a procedure for stopping a suspicious individual.
Hamed reportedly came at the soldiers' guard post running. They followed the IDF procedure for stopping a suspicious person in full, and he was shot dead at its conclusion. The soldiers were from the ultra-Orthodox Netzah Yehuda Battalion within the Kfir Brigade. No soldiers were injured.
A Palestinian official said the 38-year-old man suffered from mental illness and was not found to have any weapons on his person when searched, and no signs of gunfire were found on the guard post.