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Palestinian man shot and killed by Israeli settler in alleged stabbing attack

Jerusalem24 – 42-year-old Tariq Al-Maali was shot and killed by an Israeli settler on Saturday at an illegal Israeli outpost near the village of Kafr Nima near Ramallah in the occupied West Bank.

Security camera footage published by the Israeli army shows the settler, standing around a dozen meters away from Al-Maali, shooting at him. Al-Maali then begins running in the direction of the settler, who shoots again, causing Al-Maali to fall to the ground.

Al-Maali then appears to throw an object at the settler stationed a few meters away, recovers from the fall, and begins chasing after the settler again. At one point both cannot be seen as they pass behind a caravan. Moments later, the settler reappears in the frame, then turns and shoots Al-Maali who falls again to the ground and stays still.

The Israeli military said that Al-Maali “was neutralized” after attempting to stab an Israeli settler in Sde Efraim illegal outpost.

Palestinian media reported that the Israeli army prevented a Palestinian ambulance from entering the site where Al-Maali was killed.

Israeli authorities are still withholding Al-Maali’s body after an Israeli ambulance transferred it to an unknown location.

Al-Maali, a father of three young boys, spent two years in Israeli prison, according to Wafa News Agency.

About two years ago, 34-year-old Khaled Maher Nofal, from the nearby village of Ras Karkar, was killed by a settler in the same location.

18 Palestinians have now been shot and killed since the beginning of the new year, including four children. 16 out of the 18 were shot and killed by the Israeli military, and two by a settler.

Nadeen Alshaer

Alshaer is a Palestinian journalist, a Birzeit University graduate with a B.A. in TV and Radio Broadcasting Journalism. Alshaer has 6 years of experience in journalism. She currently works as a reporter, editor and presenter/producer for PBC-Palestine TV and Jerusalem24 radio. She’s a UN and Kelley School of Business alumna.

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