Twenty-two Palestinians have been killed since the beginning of September (six of them under 20 years old); one Israeli soldier has also been killed. As is often the case with Palestinians shot by Israel, two of these latest victims were denied medical assistance, and their bodies are being withheld.
Update In an official statement, the Commission Of Detainees’ Affairs has confirmed that Bassel Basbous was shot and injured on Monday, October 3, but did not die from his wounds (as previously reported – see below) and is at the Shaare Zedek Medical Center, but Israel never informed the Palestinians about the issue. It also confirmed the death of two Palestinians.
The Commission confirmed that the two Palestinians who were killed by the Israeli army are Khaled Anbar Dabbas, 19, from the Al-Jalazoun refugee camp, and Salama Ra’fat Sharay’a, from Birzeit, near Ramallah.
The headline and featured image of this post have been updated on Oct. 5 to reflect this new information.
In its statement, the Commission said:
“Bassel is at Shaare Zedek Israeli Medical Center; he was shot in the left arm and the left leg and was also admitted to surgery.
The Israeli military court in Ofer prison will hold a hearing this coming Thursday to remand him for further interrogation.”
The Commission’s lawyer, Karim Ajwa, also said the two Palestinians who were killed by the soldiers are Khaled Anbar Dabbas and Salama Ra’fat Sharay’a.
Furthermore, Palestinian Journalist Alaa Al Rimawi interviewed Bassel’s mother, who said:
“We were informed that Bassel was killed before the soldiers took his body away, and because the soldiers shot him and took him away, nobody was able to see him, and we weren’t given any further information….
However, a Doctor at the Israeli hospital, we don’t want to say who he is because we don’t want him to lose his job, managed to talk to him. The doctor thought my son was Sharay’a who was thought to be injured, but my son told him I am Bassel; please tell my parents that I am alive….”
Later, the district coordination office got in touch with us and told us that Bassel is alive. However, we are not allowed to see him, and we have no permits… the District Coordination Office is working on getting us the needed permits to visit with our son.
There was also a young Palestinian woman who saw my son at the hospital, and she got in touch with us. We sent her a photocopy of my son’s ID card, and she confirmed it is him, and he is alive…
“While am pleased my son is alive, we are all sad that Khaled and Salama are dead… it is all God’s will…”
reposted from IMEMC – the International Middle East Media Center, October 3, 2022
On Saturday evening, Israeli soldiers killed a Palestinian in the Al-Ezariyya town, southeast of occupied Jerusalem, in the West Bank.
The Palestinian Health Ministry said the Palestinian has been identified as Fayez Khaled Damdoum, 18, and confirmed that the Israeli soldiers shot him with a live round in the neck. [Some reports give his age as 17.]
Eyewitnesses said the Israeli soldiers fired live rounds at the slain Palestinian while driving his motorcycle near a local mosque in the town.
Israeli Ynet News claimed that the slain Palestinian “was driving a scooter during an exchange of fire” when the soldiers shot him and alleged that Palestinian protesters also hurled an explosive charge.
Palestinian sources said there were protests in the area, and the soldiers were firing live rounds randomly, killing the young man and seriously wounding another.
The slain Palestinian was not participating in the protests and was passing through the area.