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PA Prime Minister spreads false narrative, saying that the Palestinian terrorist killed in self-defence was "executed" by Israeli soldiers

Image and text posted on the Facebook page of PA Prime Minister Muhammad Shtayyeh


The image shows terrorist Hikmat Abd Al-Aziz, who attempted to run over Israeli soldiers who then shot him in self-defense.


Posted text: “I sent condolences and sincere feelings of participation in the sorrow of the parents of Martyr Hikmat Abd Al-Aziz (i.e., terrorist, attempted to run over soldiers) and his family, and to all the residents of Mirka / Jenin, and I ask the Almighty Creator to wrap him in His great mercies and have him dwell in the expanses of Paradise.

The operation of executing the Martyr yesterday evening [Dec. 21, 2021] is denounced, and it is the result of the policy of live fire that the heads of the Israeli military establishment announced a number of days ago (refers to new open-fire orders allowing soldiers to shoot at terrorists who have thrown rocks or firebombs even if they are no longer in the act of attacking -Ed.).

We call on the UN and international human rights organizations to send a committee to investigate the Israeli crimes that the occupation soldiers are committing against children and young people in the occupied lands.”



Hikmat Abd Al-Aziz – 22-year-old Palestinian terrorist who attempted to run over Israeli soldiers at a military post near Ya’abad in the West Bank on Dec. 21, 2021. The soldiers opened fire in self-defense and Abd Al-Aziz crashed into a military jeep. One of the bullets hit the car’s fuel tank, and both vehicles caught fire. Abd Al-Aziz died during his attack.

Israeli open-fire policy of November 2021 - The Israeli army revised its open-fire policy for soldiers in the West Bank, which was reported on Dec. 19, 2021 as having been in effect since November 2021. According to the new policy, soldiers can shoot at the lower body of terrorists who have thrown rocks or firebombs at Israeli civilians, even if the terrorist is no longer in the act of attacking. However, soldiers must first go through the suspect arrest protocol of calling for the terrorist to stop, warning that they will open fire, and firing in the air before shooting at the terrorists. The revision is meant to prevent terrorists from being able to flee the scene and evade justice.