Israeli forces killed teenager Hamza Al-Ashqar as they were leaving after a raid on the Palestinian city of Nablus. He is the 42nd Palestinian to be killed by Israel in 2023.
reposted from IMEMC – the International Middle East Media Center, February 7, 2023
On Tuesday dawn, Israeli soldiers killed a Palestinian youth in Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.
Media sources said several armored military vehicles invaded Nablus, leading to protests before the soldiers fired a barrage of live fire, rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs, and concussion grenades.
In a brief statement, the Palestinian Health Ministry said the soldiers killed Hamza Amjad Al-Ashqar, 17, from Askar Al-Jadid refugee camp in Nablus, after shooting him with a live round in the face.
It added that the army killed 42 Palestinian, including nine children and one woman, since the beginning of this year.
It is worth mentioning that the soldiers shot the child when the military vehicles were withdrawing from the Housing Projects area in Nablus.
In the video above, the army vehicles are seen withdrawing before the soldiers fired several live rounds, and a man could be heard screaming, “ambulance… ambulance..” when Hamza was shot in the head.
The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said the soldiers also shot six Palestinians, including one who suffered serious wounds, and caused at least three to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation.
The PRCS added that the soldiers attacked one of its ambulances and stopped medics while rushing to provide aid to wounded Palestinians.
In related news, the Al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad, said its fighters managed to down and take possession of an Israeli military drone during the military’s invasion of Nablus.
Palestinian fighters of the Lion’s Den group, which unites fighters from various factions, said they exchanged fire with the soldiers invading Nablus.
On Monday dawn, Israeli soldiers killed five Palestinians, including two siblings, injured many others, and abducted eight, in the Aqabat Jaber refugee camp, south of Jericho, in the northeastern part of the occupied West Bank.
For a complete list of Palestinians and Israelis killed since 2000, please visit Israel-Palestine Timeline
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.
OTHER RECENT YOUNG VICTIMS OF ISRAEL’S VIOLENCE:
- Palestinian child succumbs to wounds from last year’s Israeli aggression on Gaza
- Israel’s “shoot first” policy leads to 2 more Palestinian deaths
- Seriously Injured Palestinian 14-year-old Succumbs To His Wounds
- Israeli guards called him “the Christian” to insult him, then beat him some more
- 2 more deaths: Israeli sniper shoots girl, 16, in head; 59-yr-old dies from wounds
- OTHER RECENT ISRAEL-PALESTINE NEWS:
- Israeli Soldiers Kill Five Palestinians In Jericho
- Israel committed 3,532 human rights violations against Palestinians in January
- 3 more Palestinians dead – one shot in the head for honking his horn
- Israel killed 29 in 26 days, fighters fire 2 rockets, Israel shells Gaza