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Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian, Injure Twenty-One, In Hebron

06:00 Nov 29 2022 Beit Ummar ( بيت اُمّر )

Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian, Injure Twenty-One, In Hebron
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Mofeed Mohammad Mahmoud Ekhlayyil, 44. Published by IMEMC News
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by IMEMC News
Nov 29, 2022

On Tuesday dawn, the Palestinian Health Ministry said a Palestinian died from serious wound he suffered after Israeli soldiers shot and seriously wounded him, and injured twenty-one after the army invaded Beit Ummar town, north of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, leading to protests.

Medica sources at the Al-Ahli Hospital in Hebron said the soldiers shot Mofeed Mohammad Mahmoud Ekhlayyil, 44, with a live round in the head.

The sources said the medics rushed Mofeed to the hospital, where the surgeons tried to save his life, but he succumbed to his very serious gunshot wounds to the head.

The soldiers also injured twenty-one Palestinians, including nine who were shot with live fire; one of the wounded suffered a moderate-to-serious gunshot wound to the chest, and later his condition was described as stable.

The Health Ministry said one three Palestinians suffered moderate wounds after the soldiers shot them with live fire; one of them suffered a moderate gunshot wound to the shoulder, one suffered a moderate gunshot wound to the chest, four to their arms, and two suffered mild wounds to the leg and the foot.

Some of the wounded were rushed to the local Beit Ummar town clinic before the soldiers stormed and ransacked the medical facility.

Furthermore, the soldiers closed the nearby main entrance of Palestine Technical University – Kadoorie, in the Al-Arroub refugee camp, north of Hebron, after placing concrete blocks.

Mofeed’s death brings the number of Palestinians killed [in November] by Israeli army fire to fourteen Palestinians, including five children.

November 24, 2022, Mohammad Hisham Abu Keshik, 22.
November 23, 2022, Ahmad Amjad Shehada, 16.
November 23, 2022, Mohammad Ahmad Herzallah, 30.
November 21, 2022, Mahmoud al-Sa’di, 17.
November 15, 2022, Mohammad Morad Souf, 18.
November 14, 2022, Folla Rasmi Masalma, 15.
November 9, 2022, Mahdi Hashash, 17.
November 9, 2022, Ra’fat Ali Ayasa, 29.
November 05, 2022, Mos’ab Mohammad Nafal, 18.
November 3, 2022, Farouq Jamil Salama, 28.
November 3, 2022, Mohammad Samer Khallouf, 14.
November 3, 2022, Amer Husam Bader, 20.
November 02, 2022, Habes Abdul-Hafith Rayyan, 54.
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Fourth Palestinian Killed in Clashes With Israeli Army in 24 Hours, Health Ministry Reports

One Palestinian killed and eight wounded by Israeli military forces in clashes near Hebron ■ Additional three Palestinians reportedly killed by IDF in separate incidents near Ramallah

by Yaniv Kubovich and Jack Khoury for Haaretz
Nov 29, 2022 12:06 am IST

Four Palestinians were killed by the IDF on Tuesday in separate incidents across the West Bank, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry.

Raed Ana'asan was shot in his chest by Israeli soldiers, in the village of Al-Mughayyir near Ramallah. His father and uncle are members of the Palestinian Security Services, Haaretz learned.

Ana'asan was shot, according to the Israeli army spokesperson, after he hurled a Molotov cocktail at soldiers who were serving demolition orders for illegal buildings in the village. The spokesperson said that dozens of Palestinians threw rocks at the soldiers, lightly wounding one.

On Tuesday morning, 22-year-old Palestinian Jawad Al-Rimawi and his 21-year-old brother Thafer were killed in Kafr Ein near Ramallah by IDF fire, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry. The IDF said it is investigating their deaths, while a general strike has been called across the Ramallah area in mourning.

Mahmud Arfai, head of the Kafr Ein council told Haaretz that the brothers were in the area with other youngsters when clashes developed with the military forces who entered the village.

According to the testimonies of other young people at the scene, one of the brothers was shot in the pelvis and his brother tried to rescue him. He approached him but was then shot in the chest and fell. Both were taken to the hospital in Ramallah where they were pronounced dead.

Hussein Al-Sheikh, the secretary general of the Palestine Liberation Organization's Executive Committee, called the incident "an awful crime" and "execution in cold blood is fascist behavior for their forces."

Hours earlier, a Palestinian man – Mufeed Mohammad Al-Khalil – was killed and at least eight others were injured on Monday night in clashes with the Israeli Defense Forces in the West Bank.

Two Israeli military Jeeps carrying reservist soldiers broke down during a training exercise. While the soldiers were waiting for a backup team to evacuate them and their vehicles, disturbances broke out in the nearby Palestinian village of Beit Ummar, some 11 kilometers from Hebron, and residents pelted the soldiers with rocks.

In response, the soldiers opened fire on the protestors. According to a report from the Palestinian Red Crescent, several people were hit by live fire. One of them sustained serious injuries, after being hit in the chest, and was later pronounced dead.
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