05-08-2021 06:49 AM Jerusalem Timing

Israeli Occupation Soldier Shot Dead in Khalil

Israeli Occupation Soldier Shot Dead in Khalil

An Israeli occupation soldier was killed on Sunday gunman in the southern West Bank city of Khalil, just two days after another soldier was killed by a Palestinian.

An Israeli occupation soldier was killed on Sunday gunman in the southern West Bank city of Khalil, just two days after another soldier was killed by a Palestinian.

A statement from the Israeli occupation military said Israeli “soldier was killed by gunfire fired this evening at an army force in Hebron". IOF

"The soldier was taken to a hospital in an intensive care unit where he died of his wounds," it said, identifying him as 20-year-old Sergeant Gabriel Koby.

Israeli police had earlier said the soldier had been shot, "probably by terrorists", although the gunman had fled the scene, sparking a massive manhunt.
The army locked down the city with roadblocks "in order to prevent the perpetrators from fleeing the city", the statement said.

Shortly before the incident, witnesses said there were clashes in the city centre between Palestinians and occupation forces, with one Palestinian wounded by rubber bullets.

Sunday's shooting took place a day after Israeli troops found the body of another soldier killed by a Palestinian.

Condemning both attacks, the United States said such incidents "undermine efforts to establish the positive atmosphere the parties need to progress in peace negotiation".

"We call on all parties to join in condemning these attacks," said State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki.