IOF assassinate Ahmed Yacoub Taha near Salfit
Israeli occupation forces shot a young Palestinian, Ahmed Yacoub Taha, north of Salfit City, claiming that he had attempted to carry out a stabbing attack.
The Palestinian Ministry of Health announced, on Thursday, that a young man, Ahmed Yacoub Taha, was shot dead by Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF), north of Salfit in the West Bank.
In a brief press statement, the Ministry of Health said it had been "informed by the General Authority for Civil Affairs (GCAA) that Taha, 39, was shot dead by the occupation near Salfit."
Israeli media claimed that the army had killed Taha while he was "attempting to carry out a stabbing operation near the Ariel settlement."
Palestinian eyewitnesses reported a wide deployment of IOF at the scene of the shooting near the entrance to the "Ariel settlement."
Consequently, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad mourned martyr Taha and vowed to avenge him, describing the killing of the young man as a heinous execution, asserting that "the continuation of the crimes of occupation and terrorism will increase our people's adherence to its authentic resistance, which demonstrates every day its ability to respond to aggression."
In turn, Hamas also mourned martyr Taha, stressing that the Palestinian people's resistance will continue until the occupation is defeated and Palestinian resistance achieves its national objective of liberating the land.