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Izz al-Din Tamimi received threats before Israel killed him

Izz al-Din Tamimi received threats before Israel killed him

Israeli occupation forces fatally shot 21-year-old Izz al-Din Abdel Hafith Tamimi in the occupied West Bank village of Nabi Saleh on Wednesday, in what human rights defenders are calling an “extrajudicial killing.”

His death followed threats from Israel’s internal intelligence agency that he could face assassination, his family said.

Izz al-Din was shot in the neck and left to bleed for half an hour before he was transferred to an Israeli military vehicle, where he was held for another quarter hour before receiving any medical attention, according to prisoners rights group Addameer.

Denying medical treatment to injured Palestinians is a common practice of Israeli occupation forces that has often led to their deaths – and is a war crime if done intentionally.

“We tried to reach the martyr to provide aid,” Muhammad Tamimi, a relative who witnessed the killing, toldQuds News Network, “but as soon as we reached him, we were attacked and prevented by Israeli forces.”

“What happened to our son is liquidation in every sense of the word. We witnessed the criminal will of occupation soldiers to deliberately kill him,” his family told Wattan TV.

Local media posted photos and videos of family members and villagers mourning his killing:

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