source: The Palestinian Information center

08/01/2011 – 02:07 PM

NABLUS,  (PIC)– A Palestinian man was shot dead Saturday afternoon in cold blood by Israeli troops at the Hamra military checkpoint, east of Nablus city.

Eyewitness said that Khaldun Samoudi, 24, was en route to his workplace when he was killed by the troops.

They added that the soldiers prevented paramedics from saving the life of the young man who was left bleeding to death.

Last Sunday, a 21-year-old young man called Ahmed Mouslemani was also killed by Israeli troops at the same checkpoint. The troops claimed then that the young man wanted to stab a soldier, but the investigation found he was carrying nothing.

In a separate incident, a Palestinian woman called Raja’a Ashtiya, 40, was killed Saturday morning near Beit El checkpoint, east of Ramallah city, when an Israeli woman driving a car hit her deliberately and ran away.

Ashtiya was walking along with her daughter when they were both struck by the speeding Israeli car. The woman died immediately, but her 10-year-old daughter Misk Ma’ali sustained moderate injuries.