The deaths of So’oud al-Titi and Mohammad Abu Thera’ bring the number of Palestinians killed in April to eight; Israel has killed 95 Palestinians in 2023 (plus 3 more who died indirectly).
reposted from IMEMC – the International Middle East Media Center, April 11, 2023
Israeli occupation forces shot and killed, on Tuesday, two Palestinian young men, and injured a third near Deir al-Hatab village, east of Nablus in the northern occupied West Bank.
Initial reports show that Israeli forces exchanged fire with armed Palestinian resistance fighters, killing two and injuring one.
Ahmed Jibril, the Director of Palestinian Red Crescent ambulance, stated the army prevented medical crews from approaching the two critically injured young men.
Jibril added that its crews transported one Palestinian young man to Rafidia Hospital in Nablus after soldiers shot him with a live round in the shoulder.
Hebrew sources alleged that the two young men attempted to carry out a shooting attack, before they were killed. No injuries were reported among Israelis.
According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health, the slain men were identified as So’oud al-Titi and Mohammad Abu Thera’.
Sources added that the Israeli army confiscated the bodies of the young men.
On Monday, Israeli forces shot and killed Mohammad Fayez Balhan, 15, with live rounds to the head, abdomen, and pelvis.
It is important to note that 98 Palestinians, including 18 children have been killed by Israeli forces since the beginning of the year (3 of the deaths were indirect).
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) and its 1967 war. 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.
MORE ON ISRAELI MILITARY KILLINGS OF PALESTINIANS:
- Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Youth, Injure Two Young Men
- Undercover Israeli Soldiers Kill Palestinian In Tulkarem
- Thursday-Friday: Israeli forces kill 5 Palestinians
- Israeli Troops Kill Three Palestinians Near Nablus