Palestinian father of 3 killed by illegal Israeli colonist in West Bank

Palestinian father of 3 killed by illegal Israeli colonist in West Bank

Tarek Ma’ali, 42, was the father of three. He was gunned down by an Israeli whose settlement – built on Palestinian land – is not even recognized by Israel. He is the 18th Palestinian killed by Israel this year.

reposted from IMEMC – the International Middle East Media Center, January 21, 2023

On Saturday, an illegal paramilitary colonizer fatally shot a Palestinian man in the Jabal Ar-Reesan area, near Kafr Ni’ma village, northwest of the central West Bank city of Ramallah.

The Palestinian Health Ministry identified the man as Tarek Odah Yousef Ma’ali, 42, a married father of three children from Kafr Ni’ma village.

Israeli sources claimed the Palestinian exited his car and attempted to stab a colonizer before he shot and killed him.

The killing of Tarek Ma’ali occurred in the illegal Sde Ephraim illegal colonialist outpost near the Neria colony, built on stolen Palestinian lands.

Ar-Reesan Mountain, situated on lands belonging to al-Janiya, Ras Karkar, and Kafr Ni’ma, witnesses frequent protests due to illegal Israeli annexation and colonialist activities.

The colonialist outpost, Sde Ephraim, is considered “unauthorized” by Israel because it was established without approval from the Israeli government.

All of Israel’s colonies in the occupied West Bank, including those in and around occupied East Jerusalem, are illegal under International Law, the Fourth Geneva Convention in addition to various United Nations and Security Council resolutions. They also constitute war crimes under International Law.

Article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention states: “The Occupying Power shall not deport or transfer parts of its own civilian population into the territory it occupies.” It also prohibits the “individual or mass forcible transfers, as well as deportations of protected persons from occupied territory”.

For a complete list of Palestinians and Israelis killed since 2000, please visit Israel-Palestine Timeline  

IMEMC, the International Middle East Media Center, is a media center developed in collaboration between Palestinian and International journalists to provide independent media coverage of Israel-Palestine. It was founded by the Palestinian Centre for Rapprochement between People in 2003. In 2021, IMEMC became a project of the American nonprofit organization If Americans Knew.



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