Israeli Colonizer Fatally Stabs A Palestinian Near Salfit

12:00 Jun 21 2022 Iskaka (إسكاكا, Eskaka) and Israel's Ariel (אֲרִיאֵל‎ * اريئيل) settlement

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Ali Hassan Harb, 28. Published by IMEMC News
Harb family. Published by IMEMC News
Harb funeral. Published by IMEMC News

Clashes between Palestinians and Israeli security forces in the northern West Bank, this month. Credit: JAAFAR ASHTIYEH - AFP. Published by Haaretz

Mourners carry the body of Palestinian Ali Harb, 27, at a hospital in Salfit in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday.Credit: JAAFAR ASHTIYEH - AFP Published by Haaretz

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by IMEMC News
June 22, 2022

On Tuesday, an illegal Israeli colonizer fatally stabbed a young Palestinian man on his land in Iskaka village, east of Salfit, in the central West Bank.

In a statement, the Palestinian Health Ministry said the young man, Ali Hasan Harb, 27, was stabbed in the heart and died from his serious wounds.

Eyewitnesses said an Israeli colonizer stabbed Harb when he and several other Palestinians intercepted an attack by the illegal colonizers, who invaded their lands and installed an outpost in the al-Harayeq area of the town.

“I was at home when a shepherd phoned us telling the family that several Israeli colonizers are installing an outpost on our land,” his cousin Firas Naim Harb said, “We went to our land, and once we arrived there, the colonizers ran away and stood at a distance before several other colonizers joined them and invaded our lands again.”

“The Israeli army then arrived in the area and started firing gas bombs at us, and before we knew it, a colonizer ran towards us and stabbed Ali before the soldiers prevented us from helping him,” he added, “The soldiers pointed their guns at us and threatened to shoot us if we approach Ali who was bleeding on the ground. We told the soldiers that we need to provide first aid to Ali and that they can shoot us if they want to, but we have to help him; he was bleeding for thirty minutes."

“At least fifteen colonizers and armed guards of the Ariel illegal colony were on our land, and despite the presence of Israeli soldiers, one of the colonizers ran towards Ali and stabbed him in the heart,” Firas stated.

The Palestinians had to carry Ali for more than three kilometers to reach a nearby road before the medics rushed him to Yasser Arafat Hospital in Salfit, where he was pronounced dead due to his serious wounds.

A spokesperson for the Israeli police claimed, “It is unclear who stabbed the Palestinian,” and alleged that the police were “investigating the incident,” however, the police did not make any arrests.

The ministry said the 28-year-old, identified as Ali Hassan Harb, had been stabbed in the heart by a settler.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, and Prime Minister Mohammad Ibrahim Shtayyeh, issued statements denouncing the crime and calling for international protection for the Palestinian people living under illegal Israeli colonialist occupation.

The office of President Mahmoud Abbas called on the International Community to help end the escalating Israeli crimes against the Palestinian people, especially since these deadly violations are carried out without repercussions and are not only committed by the occupation soldiers but also by the illegal colonizers living on stolen Palestinian lands.

“We keep witnessing these crimes, and the international community fails to act. For example, we saw what terrorist colonizers did to the Dawabsha family in Nablus when they firebombed their home as they slept, burning the family to death, including the 18-month-old Ali Dawabsha, and we also saw what the colonizers did to Mohammad Abu Khdeir, 16, in Jerusalem, when they kidnapped him and burnt him to death by dowsing him in fuel and pouring it down his throat before setting him ablaze….”

The president’s office called on the International Community to hold Israel accountable for its crimes and help establish a sovereign, independent, contiguous Palestinian state.

Israeli Stabs Palestinian to Death, Palestinians Say

Palestinian Health Ministry says Ali Hassan Harb was stabbed in the chest ■ Israel Police says identity of the stabber is unknown

by Jack Khoury, Hagar Shezaf, The Associated Press for Haaretz
Jun. 21, 2022 9:13 PM

The Palestinian Health Ministry says a man died after being stabbed by an Israeli settler in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday. Israeli police said they did not yet know the identity of the stabber.

The ministry said Ali Hassan Harb was stabbed in the chest. Wafa, the official Palestinian news agency, said he was 27.

A Israeli security source said the Israelis were part of a settler-youth group that had arrived to set up an outpost at the entrance of Ariel, and that no knife had been found.

Police said clashes broke out between Israelis traveling in the area and Palestinians, with a member of security forces firing into the air, and one Palestinian sufferring a stab wound. They added that the identity of the assailant is unknown, and that an investigation was opened into the incident and that at this stage.

Harb's cousin Naeem told Haaretz that he, the deceased, and other family members had received a message from a shepherd warning that Israeli settlers had arrived on their family's land to put up an outpost.

"We went out there, and there was a group of settlers, and when they saw us, they left without issue. Soon afterwards, they returned with soldiers, and tried to build the outpost again and when we tried to prevent them, one of the settlers took a knife and stabbed Ali in the chest. He fell down and was bleeding, but the soldiers prevented us from getting close to him. He laid there for half an hour until we managed to bring him to the hospital, but they couldn't save him."

Naeem added that it was clear that if the army had not been present, the settlers would not have returned to the family's land: "This is the meaning of the occupation. There is no law.

The Israeli human right organization Yesh Din responded to the incident: "Settler violence is on the rise and the military is standing by idly. After dozens of attacks in May-June, the tragic news arrived today. We call on the Minister of Defense to intervene urgently and prevent the next disaster. "

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