Palestinian Father Of 3 Killed By Israeli Paramilitary Colonizers

18:00 Feb 11 2023 Qarawat Bani Hassan (قراوة بني حسان)

Mithqal Suleiman Abdul-Halim Rayan, 27. Published by IMEMC News

Pictures of the alleged shooter were shared by the local villagers. Source: Muhammad Shehada
@muhammadshehad2 via Twitter

by IMEMC News
Feb 12, 2023

Mithqal Suleiman Abdul-Halim Rayan, 27, was shot and killed on Saturday evening, by Israeli paramilitary invaders, in the town of Qarawat Bani Hassan, west of Salfit.

The mayor of Qarawat Bani Hassan, Ibrahim Asi, told the Palestinian Ma’an News Agency, “The young man was killed by a live bullet fired by an armed and angry colonizer towards a group of young men in the village.”

He confirmed that the Israeli occupation forces guarded the armed, paramilitary colonial colonizers as they attacked the Palestinian civilians and killed Mithqal.

Mithqal was the father of three young children: a 4-year-old boy, a two-year-old son, and a baby girl.

The fatal events started unfolding when the colonizers attacked several Palestinian civilians in the northern area of Qarawat Bani Hassan and fired many live rounds at them, shooting Mithqal in the head while returning home from work.

The colonizer who killed Mithqal is one of many colonizers who constantly attack the Palestinians, their homes, and their lands.

The colonizers attacked farmers and residents in their homes, shops, and construction sites and when the locals gathered and tried to remove them, a paramilitary colonizers opened fire and killed Mithqal who worked at a concrete factory in Salfit.

The Palestinian father suffered life-threatening wounds and succumbed to his injuries at a hospital in Salfit.

On Friday, the colonizers attacked many Palestinians, stole sheep from several farmers, and injured a Palestinian north of Qarawat Bani Hasan.

Israeli colonizers have repeatedly been targeting the village of Qarawat Bani Hassan, west of Salfit, for their colony expansion.

Mithqal’s death brings the number of Palestinians who were killed by Israeli fire since the beginning of this year to 45, including nine children and an elderly woman. Four of the slain Palestinians were killed by illegal Israeli colonizers.

In addition to the 45 slain Palestinians, a Palestinian prisoner, Ahmad Abu Ali, 48, from Yatta town south of Hebron in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, died at an Israeli medical center after he was denied essential medical treatment and was only moved to Soroka medical center when he neared death.

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society said Ahmad was only two years away from finishing his twelve-year prison sentence.

Earlier on Saturday, Israeli colonial settlers uprooted dozens of Palestinian olive trees and destroyed an agricultural building as part of their forced takeover of Palestinian land in Qarawat Bani Hassan.

Israeli forces have been helping the Israeli paramilitary settlers in their forced takeover of Palestinian village land- last week, the soldiers uprooted an olive grove, and in January, the army demolished a Palestinian home located in the area that the Israeli colonizers have targeted to take over.

via Twitter

This is the settler who agitated to commit a pogrom against Palestinians in Qarawat Bani Hassan, Salfit. He shot at Palestinians and killed Methqal Rayyan during the raid. Israeli troops provided protection to the raiding Jewish settlers.
No arrests made.

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This #Israeli settler walked into a Palestinian town today & SHOT A CIVILIAN in the head at point blank!

Israeli soldiers arrived to protect the settlers. The killer walked free


PS. Israel's gov wants to arm 10,000 settlers a month!

2\ Israel's army admits the settler shot a Palestinian dead in "violent confrontations," but has made NO arrest!

Witnesses say armed #Israeli settlers raided the village (which they do often) & attacked 3 workers.
When others came to protect them, a settler shot one in the head.

3\ Footage of the moment the Palestinian was shot shows no "violent confrontations" or "fireworks," only settlers raiding the village & Palestinians rushing to defend their homes before a settler fires 10 shots!

Pictures of the alleged shooter were shared by the local villagers.

Sarit Michaeli
International advocacy officer for B'Tselem, documenter of West Bank protests and avid collector of discarded crowd-control weapons

The pattern is repetitive: settlers constantly expand into new areas in the West Bank, establishing additional flashpoints and provoking clashes.
Then, settlers or soldiers shoot Palestinians who dare resist, kill some of them, and face ZERO consequences.

A cyclical trend that brings us back to the starting point every time.

Worse: it's a race to the bottom.
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