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Family of shot terrorist threatens Israel with legal action

The family of the terrorist who was shot by a soldier in Hevron after a stabbing attack threatens to take the IDF to court.

By Ben Ariel


The family of Abd al-Fattah al-Sharif, the terrorist who was shot by a soldier in Hevron last week after a stabbing attack against Israelis, on Monday threatened the IDF with legal procedures, the Ma’an news agency reported.

In a press conference at the Hevron governor’s office, al-Sharif’s uncle Fathi al-Sharif also urged the Palestinian Authority (PA) and its chairman, Mahmoud Abbas, to file legal procedures against Israel at the International Criminal Court, over the incident.

He also urged the PA and human rights organizations to push for the release his nephew’s body.

On Sunday, it was reported that investigators in the case of the soldier who shot al-Sharif had concluded that the soldier did indeed fire the fatal shot, though the forensics team at the Abu Kabir Forensic Institute have not yet confirmed those reports.

The incident in question took place immediately following a stabbing attack by two Arab terrorists, which left an Israeli soldier moderately wounded. Both terrorists were shot by alert forces on the scene; one was killed and the other seriously injured.

Minutes latest, in a scene filmed by an activist from the far-left B’Tselem NGO, the wounded terrorist can still be seen moving as he lay neutralized on the ground. At that point one soldier was filmed cocking his weapon and shooting the terrorist in the head.

Sunday’s ruling by two independent pathologists, one Israeli and the other from the Palestinian Authority, will bolster the prosecution’s case tocharge him for manslaughter, as it


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