The Israeli military invaded Nablus yet again, killing Palestinian Amir Bastami, injuring several others, arresting two, and tear gassing dozens.
(So far in the first 43 days of this year, Israel has killed at least 46 Palestinians, and in response Palestinians have killed 8 Israelis in two lone-wolf attacks)
reposted from IMEMC – the International Middle East Media Center, February 13, 2023
On Monday dawn, Israeli soldiers killed a young Palestinian man and injured at least seven after the army invaded Nablus city, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, leading to protests and exchanges of fire with Palestinian resistance fighters.
The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said the soldiers fatally shot Amir ِAla’ Bastami, 22, with a live round in the abdomen, in addition to shooting five with live rounds and two with rubber-coated steel bullets.
PRCS medics rushed the young man to Rafidia Hospital in Nablus, but he succumbed to his serious wounds despite all efforts to resuscitate him.
The PRCS added that 75 Palestinians, including a pregnant woman and an infant, suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation before receiving the needed treatment.
Palestine TV said the Israeli invasion lasted for five hours and was carried out by dozens of army vehicles that advanced into Nablus from the city’s northern, western, and southern parts. The soldiers also invaded several buildings and occupied rooftops before using them as firing posts.
During the invasion, the soldiers exchanged fire with Palestinian fighters, especially when they surrounded a building on Sufian Street and shot two before abducting them.
The Israeli army said its soldiers arrested two young men, Osama Tawil, and Abdul-Kamel Jouri, both are members of the Lions’ Den unified armed resistance group, and alleged that the two were responsible for killing a soldier, Ido Baruch, in a shooting near Shavei Shomron illegal colony, near Nablus, on October 11, 2022.
On Sunday evening, the Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed the death of a Palestinian child, Qussai Radwan Waked, 14, who was shot by Israeli soldiers at noon in Jenin, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, and added that the soldiers also injured two Palestinians.
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 PALESTINIAN DEATHS AT ISRAEL’S HANDS:
- Israelis kill a father of three and a 14-year-old
- 5 more deaths in Israel-Palestine, 3 Palestinians, 2 Israelis
- Israeli Army Kills A Palestinian Youth In Nablus – Shot in the Face
- Israeli Soldiers Kill Five Palestinians In Jericho
- Israeli forces kill Palestinian father of newborn with a bullet to the chest
OTHER ISRAEL-PALESTINE NEWS:
- Israel committed 3,532 human rights violations against Palestinians in January
- ‘Powerful Lobbyist Behind Kevin McCarthy’ is Israel Advocate
- Israel’s little-known concentration and labor camps (1948-1955)