Jerusalem24 – Haaretz newspaper and an Israeli human rights organization refuted the Israeli army’s allegations regarding the killing of Osama Mansour on the sixth of this month at one of the checkpoints, for allegedly carrying out a bombing attack.
Mansour, 42, from the Bedouin village northwest of occupied Jerusalem, succumbed to his wounds after the occupation forces shot him and his wife, in a “field execution”, without the two posing any danger to the soldiers.
Haaretz newspaper reported that two eyewitnesses told B’Tselem, a human rights organization, that there were no soldiers on the way of the car that Mansour was driving when the soldiers shot him, killing him and wounding his wife.
An eyewitness, who lives in the area and has no prior knowledge of Mansour’s family, said, “Several military vehicles were present in the area, and that some soldiers were arguing loudly with the driver of a 4×4 vehicle, and there were no soldiers in front of Mansour’s car.” He pointed out that the couple did not cut off More than a few meters before the soldiers opened fire on the car.
In turn, Sumaya, the wife of Mansour (42 years), confirmed that she and her husband did not speed in their car towards the forces at a roadblock, and that they complied with the orders, and did not move the car until after they were allowed to do so, which was confirmed by two eyewitnesses, according to Haaretz.
According to “Haaretz”, usually, in cases of alleged attacks, the Israeli forces pursued the fleeing vehicle to arrest its occupants, dead or alive, which did not happen.
The eyewitness said: The car hit the roadblock several times before it stopped 200 meters from the soldiers, adding that the soldiers did not approach the car and did not secure the area until 15 minutes later.
Haaretz confirmed that Osama Mansour’s body had not been detained, and that his wife had not been summoned for interrogation.
In turn, the Israeli army said, in response to the report of the “Haaretz” newspaper, that “an investigation has been opened by the Military Police into the incident, and upon completion, its results will be handed over to the Military Prosecution Office.”