Israeli Soldiers Shoot Dead West Bank Man, Palestinian Mayor Says Case May Be Brought to ICC

HeadlineApr 07, 2021

In the occupied West Bank, mourners attended the funeral of Osama Mansour, a 42-year-old Palestinian man who was killed by Israeli soldiers at a checkpoint Tuesday. Soldiers say Mansour tried to ram his vehicle into them, but his wife, who was also in the car and sustained bullet fragment wounds, disputes the claim.

Sumaya Mansour: “They told us to switch off the car and park it. We switched it off and parked there. He only asked us where we are coming from and where we are going. That was it. Then he told us to go, leave. We switched the car on and left. And within seconds, four soldiers started shooting at us from behind.”

The mayor of Biddu village, where Osama Mansour lived, says the shooting may be brought to the International Criminal Court, which is investigating war crimes in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

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