Palestine Daily, Nov 12: Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian During Undercover Raid on Hospital

IMAGE: Israeli security forces in West Bank hospital on Thursday

Undercover Israeli forces killed a Palestinian during a raid on a hospital in the West Bank city of Hebron on Thursday.

Abdullah Azzam Shalaldah was shot several times by forces who raided the surgery unit of al-Ahli hospital to detain his cousin, Azzam Ezzat Shalaldah.

Azzam Ezzat Shalaldah was shot by an Israeli settler last month after he reportedly stabbed the man.

Witnesses said about 20 undercover Israeli personnel entered the hospital at 3:00 a.m. The director of the hospital said they pretended to escort a pregnant woman through the maternity ward to avoid suspicion.

According to the witnesses, the soldiers and police tied up Azzam Ezzat Shalaldah. His cousin Abdullah entered the room and was shot.

The undercover forces then left the hospital with Azzam Ezzat Shalaldah in custody.

Claimed video of the raid:

An Israeli army spokesperson said only that Abdullah Ezzat Shalaldeh was shot and injured. He said a combined army and police unit entered the hospital to detain Azzam Ezzat Shalaldah, when an “additional suspect attacked the forces”.

The spokesperson said Azzam Ezzat Shalaldah “stabbed an Israeli in the chest in [the Israeli settlement of] Gush Etzion” on October 25. The seriously-wounded Israeli shot Shalaldah as he fled the scene.

The spokesperson added that the Shalaldah family are “known Hamas operatives”.

Palestinian witnesses claim that the attacker fled the scene unharmed and that Shalaldah was working in agricultural fields when he was shot.

Abdullah Ezzat Shalaldah is the 80th Palestinian killed by Israeli forces since October. Most have been shot dead
during claimed attacks on Israeli military and civilians.

Ten Israelis have been slain by Palestinian assailants, mainly by stabbings, since the start of October.

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Scott Lucas is Professor of International Politics at the University of Birmingham and editor-in-chief of EA WorldView. He is a specialist in US and British foreign policy and international relations, especially the Middle East and Iran. Formerly he worked as a journalist in the US, writing for newspapers including the Guardian and The Independent and was an essayist for The New Statesman before he founded EA WorldView in November 2008.


  1. Sorry, but the Arabs taking part in the Intifadat al Facebook have no honor and are dishonest.

    Groups and pages are flooded with instructions on how to stab a Jew, or drive-kill him. But then they whine, “no, it was a car accident” … “no, the kids didn’t stab the boy, they were just buying candies”.

    Or they go and “give” themselves to the PA. Enough with this games playing, guys. You come to kill, prepare to be killed.

  2. At least instead of denial pro israel commentators increasingly accept and try to justify the sort of behaviours which in the civilised world (to which israel aspires) are unacceptable. We are so used to their completely disproportionate level of force that it is reasonable to assume that there was no need to kill this guy, that detaining him would have been easy for such a large party of forces.

    Enough with the game playing. Lets not pretend that the clumsy online groups with their violent intent are any worse than the well spun political propaganda of demonisation and incitement to hatred- knowing full well that the many stupid/loyal/racists will act- as they do so often to carry out violent and destructive attacks against Arabs.

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