Five more tragic deaths in Israel-Palestine. As Palestinian anger grows against Israeli forces that have killed 45 people so far this year, demolished 34 Palestinian homes, conducted over 1,500 raids on Palestinian spaces, arrested 638 Palestinians, destroyed olive trees, shot at fishermen, and continues to hold 4,700 political prisoners – today one Palestinian was killed after an alleged stabbing attempt (according to the Israeli military – this is unconfirmed); another died in prison of medical neglect, and a third was killed after taking two Israeli lives in a car ramming incident. The Palestinian death toll in 2023 stands at 45; 9 Israelis have also been killed (all by lone Palestinian attackers.)
For a complete list of Palestinians and Israelis killed since 2000, please visit Israel-Palestine Timeline
Palestinian Driver Strikes Israeli Pedestrians, Killing Two, Is Shot To Death
reposted from IMEMC – the International Middle East Media Center, February 10, 2022
Israeli sources have reported Friday that a child and a young man were killed and five Israelis were injured in what was described as a car-ramming attack after a Palestinian driver struck a bus stop near Shu’fat, northwest of occupied Jerusalem.
The sources said the incident occurred in Ramot and added that a child, 6, and a young man, 20, were killed before the Palestinian driver, Hussein Qaraqe’, 31, from the Al-Isawiya town in Jerusalem, was shot dead at the scene.
Israeli Jerusalem Post daily said an off-duty police officer who rushed to the scene shot the Palestinian driver.
The driver reportedly rammed his car into several pedestrians at a bus stop before he was shot and killed.
According to the Jerusalem Post, two children were listed as critically injured in the attack, two adults were seriously injured, and two suffered moderate wounds before the child, a six-year-old boy, and the young men succumbed to their wounds.
NOTE: The entire West Bank has been under Israeli occupation since 1967; all its official entrances and exits are controlled by Israeli soldiers, making its Palestinian inhabitants virtual prisoners. Many are families that were ethnically cleansed from Israel during Israel’s founding war (see this and this and this). Israeli forces often invade them; one example is here.
Israel was established in 1947 through a war of ethnic cleansing of the indigenous population, both Muslims and Christians, and it continues to steal other people’s land for illegal colonies known as ‘settlements.’ While Palestinians most often use nonviolent resistance, a small number use armed resistance against the invaders.
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