Occupied Palestine , ALRAY - Ahmad Tazaz’ah, 20, who worked in a vegetable market in Qabatiya, was shot dead by Israeli soldiers using unlawful lethal force, B'Tselem , The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories reported.
Ahmed Tazaz'ah was killed in clashes erupted between the Israeli soldiers and Palestinian youths at a market near the Palestinian town of Qabatiya, south of Jenin.
Tazaz’ah was rushed to the Jenin government hospital. He was dead on arrival.
The inquiry that B’Tselem conducted of the incident determines with a high degree of certainty that Tazaz’ah was hit by live ammunition fired by the military.
The Israeli security forces gave press briefings in which they presented a version of events whereby they claimed that Tazaz’ah was injured prior to the clashes between the military and the stone-throwers. The military also informed the media that Palestinian authorities stated that Tazaz’ah had been killed in the course of an intra-Palestinian criminal incident.
B'Tselem reported that these claims are incompatible with the overall evidences collected during the inquiry and the additional information that reached B'Tselem.
According to B'Tselem's inquiries, the soldiers were not in any real danger during the incident. This gives rise to a grave suspicion that there was no justification for the use of live ammunition, let alone of aiming directly at Tazaz’ah's chest.