Israeli forces Thursday shot and killed a Palestinian near the Beit Einun junction northeast of the occupied West Bank city of Hebron after an alleged stab attempt, witnesses and Israel’s army said.If Israel says that he tried to stab someone, it is a mere "allegation."
An Israeli army spokesperson told Ma’an that a Palestinian attempted to stab Israeli soldiers stationed near the junction, who responded by opening fire on the alleged assailant.
Even when the stabber was explicit about his plans:
But it might all just be a coincidence!
The man was identified as Muayyad Awni Jabbarin, 20, by his father, who arrived at the scene following his death.
The 20-year-old’s family told Ma’an that the funeral of their son would be held on Friday, when they would bury him in the Sair village’s cemetery.
Jabbarin's family said they found a letter written by him, in which he asks his parents to forgive him for the pain he caused them.
"God, please forgive me mom and dad, I will kill two Israeli soldiers and take revenge for all the Palestinians they killed! Mom! Do not be sad! Your son died a hero,” the letter read.
“Please forgive me, and am really sorry for the pain I caused you, but may God be with you,” the letter added. “No matter how darkness stays, the sun will rise again, chains will break and we will all be free one day.”
Of course, the Arabs consider him a hero, not a victim. Ma'an Arabic notes that Jabarn's funeral today was attended by Abbas Zaki, of Fatah's Central Committee, "and a number of national figures."
UPDATE: The letter (h/t Bob K)