Bader Samer Ribhi Masri, 19, was killed during a protest against the forced closure of a Palestinian city for the convenience of illegal Israeli settlers.
reposted from IMEMC – the International Middle East Media Center, July 20, 2023
On Thursday dawn, Israeli soldiers killed a Palestinian and shot three others, two seriously, in the eastern area of Nablus city, in the occupied West Bank’s northern part.
Media sources said many army vehicles invaded Nablus from several directions to accompany several buses filled with illegal Israeli colonizers, heading to Joseph’s Tomb after the army closed many streets and alleys, leading to massive protests.
The source added that military bulldozers also closed Amman Street with sand hills to block Palestinian traffic.
The Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed the death of Bader Samer Ribhi Masri, 19, and said the soldiers shot him in the chest before the medics rushed him to the Al-Arabi Hospital in Nablus.
The Health Ministry added that the soldiers also shot three other Palestinians with live fire, including two who suffered critical injuries, and caused dozens, mostly in their homes, to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation.
Ahmad Jibril, the head of the Emergency department of the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) in Nablus, said a newborn girl, only twelve days of age, was among at least thirty Palestinians who suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation.
Jibril added that the soldiers also fired many rubber-coated steel bullets at a Palestinian ambulance while transporting a patient near the Balata refugee camp, damaging its windshield.
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.
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