UN Mideast envoy Mladenov: Palestinian's death today is shocking

According to the reports, the clash began when several Palestinians threw rocks and Molotov cocktails at an IDF post at the entrance to the refugee camp.

Nickolay Mladenov, United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process and Personal Representative of the Secretary-General. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)
Nickolay Mladenov, United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process and Personal Representative of the Secretary-General.
(photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)
The UN special coordinator for the Middle East peace process called a video showing the shooting of a Palestinian man in the West Bank “shocking” on Twitter.
Nickolay Mladenov tweeted on Monday that it was “Shocking to see the video today’s killing of Omar Badawi by #Israeli security forces in #Hebron in circumstances that would seem to indicate that he posed no threat to anyone.”
“My deepest condolences to his family. Such acts must be thoroughly investigated,” he added.
Omar Haitham al-Badawi, a 22-year-old Palestinian, was killed Monday in a clash with IDF forces at the Al-Aroub refugee camp, north of Hebron, according to Palestinian media reports.
On Monday, Palestinians in the camp clashed with Israeli soldiers as they marched to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the death of Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat. The Israeli army found in an initial probe that al-Badawi had not posed a threat, Haaretz reported.
The IDF says that they are investigating the incident.
This video shows Badawi walking down an alleyway and then being shot in the side, although the shooter is not pictured.
According to the reports, the clash began when several Palestinians threw rocks and Molotov cocktails at an IDF post at the entrance to the refugee camp.
CAUTION: *This video shows violence*
Badawi was rushed to the hospital with a gunshot wound to his chest. He was in critical condition and later succumbed to his wounds, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry.
Jerusalem Post Staff and Marcy Oster/JTA attributed to this story.