5 more deaths in Israel-Palestine, 3 Palestinians, 2 Israelis

5 more deaths in Israel-Palestine, 3 Palestinians, 2 Israelis

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  

Sharif Hasan Rabba’
Sharif Hasan Rabba’ (photo)

Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian In Hebron

reposted from IMEMC – the International Middle East Media Center, February 10, 2022

On Thursday, Israeli soldiers killed a young Palestinian man near the entrance of the Al-Fawwar refugee camp, south of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.

The Israeli army claimed that the young man attempted to stab a soldier before other soldiers at a nearby roadblock opened fire and killed the Palestinian.

The army added that the incident did not lead to any injuries among the soldiers and described it as a foiled “attempted attack against the soldiers.”

The Palestinian Health Ministry said the young man was identified as Sharif Hasan Rabba’, 22, from the Ath-Thaheriyya town, south of Hebron, and added that the soldiers fatally shot him after they stopped his car in the Al-Dalba area near the main entrance of the refugee camp.

Sharif was heavily bleeding before the soldiers cut his clothes off and checked for a pulse, but refused to allow Palestinian medics to approach him before the army took him away.

Ahmad Abu Ali
Ahmad Abu Ali (photo)

Palestinian Detainee Dies From Medical Neglect

reposted from IMEMC – the International Middle East Media Center, February 10, 2022

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that a detainee from Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, died at an Israeli medical center after he was denied essential medical treatment and was only moved to Soroka medical center when he neared death.

The PPS said the detainee Ahmad Abu Ali, 48, from Yatta town south of Hebron, was two years away from finishing his twelve-year prison sentence.

It added that the married father of nine had various chronic health conditions, including heart disease and diabetes, but did not receive the needed professional medical treatment and health checkups, an issue that caused further complications.

The PPS held Israel responsible for Ahmad’s death, especially after deliberately neglecting his urgent medical needs, and demanded the Israeli occupation authorities to release detailed and credible information about the health conditions of all ailing detainees and those who were shot before being abducted and imprisoned.

“What happened with Ahmad is part of ongoing Israeli violations against the detainees, especially denying them the right to proper and professional medical treatment; this is an illegal policy that slowly kills the ailing detainees,” the PPS said, “Many Palestinians detainees have died in Israeli prisons, including the few past years, because they didn’t receive the needed medical treatment, and several others were tortured to death.”

Following his death, the Israeli authorities closed all sections and all prisons where Palestinian detainees are held and enforced a strict lockdown, anticipating protests and hunger strikes by the detainees.

The Palestinian detainees in all prisons and detention centers have decided to return all their meals and declared a three-day strike to mourn Ahmad’s death.

Ahmad‘s death brings the number of Palestinian detainees who have died in Israeli prisons since 1967 to 235, including 75 patients. Dozens of former detainees also died from medical conditions that went untreated while imprisoned by Israel for many years.

More than 600 Palestinian detainees suffer from various health conditions, including 24 who have various forms of cancer.

Hussein Qaraqe
Hussein Qaraqe (photo)

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.

– International Middle East Media Center

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.

Thanks to the pro-Israel lobby in the US, Congress disburses over $20 million per day of Americans’ tax money directly to and/or on behalf of Israel.



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