4 Palestinians dead on Friday: Israeli soldiers kill 3; 1 resistance fighter succumbs

4 Palestinians dead on Friday: Israeli soldiers kill 3; 1 resistance fighter succumbs

Among the dead are a teen, and a doctor who was rendering first aid to the injured when an Israeli sharpshooter shot him in the head. Israel has killed at least 150 Palestinians since the beginning of the year; about 21 Israelis have also been killed.

by Kathryn Shihadah

Still more grieving families in the occupied West Bank Friday, as invading Israeli soldiers killed three Palestinians, and a fourth died from wounds incurred last month during an alleged resistance action against Israeli soldiers.

IMEMC reports that Israeli sharpshooters killed 2 Palestinians and injured many others Friday morning during a massive invasion of the occupied Palestinian city of Jenin.

An Israeli sharpshooter shot Dr. Abdullah Al-Ahmad, 43, in the head as he tried to provide medical treatment to another injured Palestinian.

An Israeli sharpshooter also shot Mateen Dabaya, 25, in the head. (Some sources place his age at 20).

Al Jazeera reports that eyewitness videos show Israeli forces also shooting at ambulances.

On Friday night, Israeli forces killed 23-year-old Qais Shojaya after he allegedly fired shots toward the illegal Israeli settlement of Beit Eil, built on confiscated Palestinian land and home to many religious extremists. Soldiers then took Shojaya’s corpse.

Israel has now begun a manhunt for a second Palestinian who was apparently with Shojaya but escaped.

Friday morning, 17-year-old Mohammad Ghawadra died while under detention in an Israeli hospital. He had been injured on September 4th, when he and his cousin allegedly attacked a bus in the West Bank transporting Israeli soldiers to a military post.

According to the Israeli army, they fired and threw Molotov cocktails at the bus, injuring a few people, and one ignited inside the men’s vehicle. Ghawadra sustained burns over 90% of his body.

Some Palestinians occasionally carry out resistance operations against Israeli targets, in response to Israeli land theft, home demolitions, assassinations, decades of occupation, and other forms of oppression.

Much of Palestinian resistance is nonviolent, though mainstream media rarely reports it this way, and frequently fails to report on Israeli violence.

Mainstream media are reporting that the Israeli attacks on Jenin are a response to the killing of an Israeli soldier on October 9, but neglect to report that Israeli forces had killed 20 Palestinians in the previous month and had invaded the West Bank numerous times.

For a complete list of Palestinians and Israelis killed since 2000, please visit Israel-Palestine Timeline  

IMEMC, the International Middle East Media Center, is a media center developed in collaboration between Palestinian and International journalists to provide independent media coverage of Israel-Palestine. It was founded by the Palestinian Centre for Rapprochement between People in 2003. In 2021, IMEMC became a project of the American nonprofit organization If Americans Knew.



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