Invading Israeli soldiers killed five people in the occupied Palestinian West Bank yesterday, including two brothers. This brings the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli forces in November to 17, including 5 children.
In addition to these assaults, Israeli forces yesterday abducted and injured numerous people, uprooted 90 Palestinian trees, and demolished two homes
Below are reports on yesterday’s five lethal Israeli attacks in the Palestinian Occupied Territories:
Reposted from IMEMC reports
On Tuesday dawn, the Palestinian Health Ministry said a Palestinian died from serious wound he suffered after Israeli soldiers shot and seriously wounded him, and injured twenty-one after the army invaded Beit Ummar town, north of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, leading to protests.
Medical sources at the Al-Ahli Hospital in Hebron said the soldiers shot Mofeed Mohammad Mahmoud Ekhlayyil, 44, with a live round in the head.
The sources said the medics rushed Mofeed to the hospital, where the surgeons tried to save his life, but he succumbed to his very serious gunshot wounds to the head.
The soldiers also injured twenty-one Palestinians, including nine who were shot with live fire; one of the wounded suffered a moderate-to-serious gunshot wound to the chest, and later his condition was described as stable.
The Health Ministry said one three Palestinians suffered moderate wounds after the soldiers shot them with live fire; one of them suffered a moderate gunshot wound to the shoulder, one suffered a moderate gunshot wound to the chest, four to their arms, and two suffered mild wounds to the leg and the foot.
Some of the wounded were rushed to the local Beit Ummar town clinic before the soldiers stormed and ransacked the medical facility.
Furthermore, the soldiers closed the nearby main entrance of Palestine Technical University – Kadoorie, in the Al-Arroub refugee camp, north of Hebron, after placing concrete blocks.
Mofeed’s death brings the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli army fire in November to fourteen Palestinians, including five children.
- November 24, 2022, Mohammad Hisham Abu Keshik, 22.
- November 23, 2022, Ahmad Amjad Shehada, 16.
- November 23, 2022, Mohammad Ahmad Herzallah, 30.
- November 21, 2022, Mahmoud al-Sa’di, 17.
- November 15, 2022, Mohammad Morad Souf, 18.
- November 14, 2022, Folla Rasmi Masalma, 15.
- November 9, 2022, Mahdi Hashash, 17.
- November 9, 2022, Ra’fat Ali Ayasa, 29.
- November 05, 2022, Mos’ab Mohammad Nafal, 18.
- November 3, 2022, Farouq Jamil Salama, 28.
- November 3, 2022, Mohammad Samer Khallouf, 14.
- November 3, 2022, Amer Husam Bader, 20.
- November 02, 2022, Habes Abdul-Hafith Rayyan, 54.
Early Tuesday morning, Israeli soldiers killed two Palestinian siblings in Kafr Ein town, northwest of Ramallah, in the central West Bank.
The soldiers invaded the town, leading to protests, and fired many live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, and gas bombs randomly.
The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed that the soldiers killed Jawad Abdul-Rahman Rimawi, 22, after shooting him with live fire in the abdomen.
The Health Ministry added that the soldiers also shot Jawad’s brother, Thafer Rimawi, 21, with a live round in the chest, causing a life-threatening injury, before he succumbed to his serious wounds
Sources at the Yasser Arafat Hospital in Ramallah said the soldiers used expanding bullets against the Palestinians, killing the two siblings and wounding several others, some seriously.
On Tuesday evening, Israeli soldiers killed a young Palestinian man after the army invaded the Al-Mughayyir village east of Ramallah, in the central part of the occupied West Bank. The Palestinian is the fourth, including two siblings, to be killed by the soldiers, Tuesday.
The Palestinian Health Ministry said the soldiers shot Ra’ed Ghazi Na’san, 21, with several live rounds in the chest.
Local nonviolent activist against the illegal Israeli Annexation Wall and Colonies, Kathem Haj Mohammad, said a large military force invaded the village and fired dozens of live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs at Palestinian youngsters who protested the invasion.
He added that Ra’ed suffered serious gunshot wounds to the chest and was rushed to a clinic in the nearby Turmus Ayya town, and received essential first aid, before he was moved to the Istishari Hospital in Ramallah, where he was officially pronounced dead.
On Tuesday, Israeli soldiers killed a Palestinian man north of the Al-Biereh city, in the central West Bank governorate of Ramallah and Al-Biereh, after claiming he tried to ram them with his car shortly after ramming and seriously wounding a soldier. The Palestinian is the fifth, including two siblings, to be killed by Israeli soldiers Tuesday.
In a statement, the Palestinian General Assembly for Civil Affairs said the soldiers killed Rani Ma’moun Fayez Abu Ali, 45, from Betunia town, west of Ramallah.
It added that the soldiers shot and seriously injured the Palestinian, who later succumbed to his wounds at an Israeli hospital.
The Israeli army claimed that the soldiers fired several live rounds at the Palestinian who was driving his car and rammed it into a metal barrier and alleged that he was trying to “ram the soldiers with his car.”
The soldiers immediately started firing live rounds through the rear windshield of the stopped car, which indicated that the Palestinian was posing no threat to them at the time.
Some Israeli reports also claimed that the Palestinian driver “exited his car and was shot by the soldiers in the middle of a busy road.”
However, a video from the scene shows the Palestinian car stopped after hitting a road barrier, before sounds of live fire are heard, and also shows an Israeli police officer striking the car’s side window with his rifle, an issue that indicates that the driver was still inside the vehicle that came to a complete stop.
The army also stopped and prevented Palestinian ambulances from reaching the wounded man and closed the entire area.
Israeli sources said a female soldier suffered serious wounds after being rammed by the car driven by the slain Palestinian.
According to Israeli reports, the officer, roughly 20 years of age, was injured at 10:45 in the morning on Route 60 near Kochav Ya’akov, north of occupied Jerusalem, before Israeli medics were called to the scene to treat the woman and evacuated her to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem.
Also, according to the Israeli reports, the “driver sped away before he was located and shot after a short manhunt.”
Israeli National News quoted Paramedic Shmulik David stating, “We were told that a vehicle hit her [the soldier] and escaped. We moved her quickly to the ambulance while providing life-saving treatment, stopping the bleeding and providing pain relief, and then transferred her to a mobile intensive care unit that is conveying her to hospital in severe but stable condition,”
The army said the soldier was run over at a gas station near Kokhav Ya’akov colony and that the Palestinian fled the scene before the soldiers killed him after a “short manhunt,” and added that the soldiers initiated massive searches in the area “looking for additional suspects.”
Surveillance shows the car turning around in a gas station, trying to speed out, and then ramming the soldier before the driver sped away. However, it is hard to determine if the driver lost control of his car and struck the soldier before fleeing the scene.
The Israeli National News also said that the Police Sergeant Majors David Yoel and Menashe Naftali “praised the officers who killed the Palestinian.”
It also quoted Police Commissioner Yaakov ‘Kobi’ Shabtai, who spoke to the two officers who opened fire at the car and “praised them for their efforts in neutralizing the terrorist.”
Shabtai, according to Israeli National News, also said that the officers “performed excellently” and that their so-called “initial identification of a suspicious vehicle, before they even knew about the incident, followed by their linking it to the incident, with the result of a dead terrorist – that’s what I want to see.”.
An Israeli police officer said that he and other officers noticed a speeding car “driving widely” and also at the same time “hearing reports about an attack” before firing many live rounds at the Palestinian driver who allegedly continued to drive “trying to escape towards Givat Assaf” colony.
According to Israeli National News, the officer added, “We realized that it was the [terrorist’s vehicle]. We spread out and stopped the vehicle, and fired at him, and he continued to escape toward Givat Assaf. We drove after him – he was endangering the other drivers on the road – and in the area of the checkpoint, we approached him.”
Palestinian sources said the Palestinian was killed because Israeli soldiers profiled him as the attacker and chose to fire many live rounds at his car and that the entire incident was a traffic accident and not a ramming attack.
The slain Palestinian was a married father of five children and had a permit to work at a “Rami Levy Store” in the Benyamin colony; he started working there about a month ago.
It is worth mentioning that many Palestinians have been killed or seriously injured in traffic accidents involving Israeli vehicles, soldiers, or colonizers after the army believed those accidents were “deliberate ramming attacks,” an issue that raises fears among Palestinian drives involved in this type of traffic accidents with Israeli colonizers or soldiers, pushing many to try to flee in fear of being profile as attackers before being shot.
On Tuesday evening, Israeli soldiers killed Ra’ed Ghazi Na’san, 21, after the army invaded the Al-Mughayyir village east of Ramallah, in the central part of the occupied West Bank.
Early Tuesday morning, Israeli soldiers killed two Palestinian siblings, Jawad Abdul-Rahman Rimawi, 22, and his brother, Thafer, 21, in Kafr Ein town, northwest of Ramallah, in the central West Bank.
On Tuesday dawn, the Palestinian Health Ministry said a Palestinian, Mohammad Mahmoud Ekhlayyel, 44, died from serious wounds he suffered after Israeli soldiers shot and seriously wounded him and injured twenty-one after the army invaded Beit Ummar town, north of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.
In addition to these lethal assaults, yesterday Israeli forces abducted and injured numerous people, uprooted 90 Palestinian trees, and demolished two homes.
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 invade West Bank towns and villages daily; one example is here. 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.
For a list of Palestinians and Israelis killed since 2000, please visit Israel-Palestine Timeline
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