Monday, April 2, 2012

Man dies of wounds from Israeli West Bank raid

 
File photo of Israeli raid in central West Bank village Nabi Saleh (MaanImages/HO)
 
BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) -- A young Palestinian man died on Monday morning from wounds suffered in an Israeli raid on his village near Ramallah last week, his family told Ma'an.

Rashad Theib Shoukha, 28, was critically injured by a gunshot to the chest during a dawn raid on Rammun village on Tuesday. His brothers Anwar and Akram were also injured in the raid.

An Israeli army spokeswoman said at the time that an Israeli soldier "was stabbed during routine activity ... the soldiers responded to the attackers in self defense, and three were injured."

The military said on Monday the circumstances of the incident were still being reviewed.

Relatives said forces did not permit a Palestinian ambulance to evacuate the men, and that they bled for hours before being taken to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem. The army said the brothers received medical care at the scene.

Rashad's brothers suffered gunshot wounds to the neck and thigh, villagers said.

Rashad Theib Shoukha (MaanImages/HO)
Maan News Agency