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Israeli Teen Murdered in West Bank Attack; Palestinian Killed in Settler Rampages

09:00 Apr 12 2024 Malachei Hashalom outpost, Duma (دوما), al-Mughayir (المغيّر), as-Sawiya (الساويه), Silwad (سلواد), Sinjil (سنجل), Beitillu (بيت إللو), Turmus Aya (ترمسعيّا), Beit Furik (بيت فوريك), Qusra (قُصرة)

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Commanders in the security forces at a war room set up to find Binyamin Ahimeir, pictured right. Credit: IDF Spokesman's Unit Published by Haaretz

Properties of Palestinian villagers are set on fire by Israeli settlers in the West Bank village of al-Mughayyir, Saturday. Credit: Nasser Nasser, AP. Published by Haaretz

Photojournalist Shaul Golan after being attacked by settlers, on Saturday. Credit: Itai Ron. Published by Haaretz

Jihad Afif Abu Alia. Published by IMEMC News

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by Hagar Shezaf, Jack Khoury,Yaniv Kubovich and Jonathan Lis for Haaretz
Apr 13, 2024

The Israeli army found the body of a 14-year-old Israeli boy who went missing on Friday morning, after he went out to herd sheep in the West Bank.

The IDF, Shin Bet security service and the police reported that the victim, Binyamin Ahimeir of the Malachei HaShalom settlement in the Binyamin regional council, was killed in a terror attack and that a search for the perpetrators is underway. His body was found near the settlement using a police drone.

A preliminary investigation found that Ahimeir was killed by a bladed weapon. It is unclear, however, whether an altercation proceeded the assault or if it was a surprise attack. According to the Israeli army, the forces continue to gather intelligence concerning possible suspects who live in nearby Palestinian villages.

Groups of settlers are reportedly burning houses and property in several West Bank villages, near where Ahimeir's body was found. According to the Palestinian Red Crescent, three Palestinians were wounded in the village of Al-Mughayyir and five were wounded in the village of Duma, including one who is in a critical state.

Ahimeir's friends, who live in the Malachei Hashalom settlement, say they woke him up on Friday around 6 A.M. so that he take the sheep out and went back to sleep

He was supposed to return to the settlement around 9 A.M. but never came back. A broken hoe was found several kilometers from the settlement around 12 P.M., and some sheep came back to the settlement on their own.

Shaul Golan, a photojournalist for the Israeli daily Yedioth Ahronoth, also reported of being attacked by settlers in al-Mughayyir. According to Golan, as he was taking pictures inside one of the burned houses in the village, he saw some 30 shirtless and masked individuals approaching the place.

"Some of them were in military uniforms," he says, adding that "they ran inside screaming, grabbed and pulled me and my bag. They burned the place and took away my cameras while shouting at me: 'You are Jewish, aren't you ashamed?'" According to Golan, his equipment was then taken by the settlers and set on fire.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu confirmed in a statement that Ahimeir was murdered, and that Israeli forces were on their way to catch the murderers and those who collaborated with them "as we do with anyone who harms Israeli citizens."

Defense Minister Yoav Gallant has condemned the acts of revenge performed in the West Bank by Jewish settlers, writing on X that he asks the public to "let the security forces act quickly in their search for the terrorists. Acts of revenge will make our forces' jobs harder, do not take the law into your own hands."

Gallant added that Israel's security establishment "will get to the killers and use the full legal measures against them, as we do with any terrorist or killer."

On Friday, clashes broke out between Palestinians and Israeli soldiers in the Palestinian village of Al-Mughayir during searches for the boy. One Palestinian was killed and 25 were wounded by Israeli military fire, while three Israeli soldiers were lightly wounded from rocks thrown at them.

Last year, the government announced its intention to legalize the Malachei HaShalom settlement, along with nine other illegal Israeli West Bank outposts. Malachei HaShalom is located near many other outposts, and its residents take part in frequent clashes between settlers and local Palestinians.
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Yesh Din English
@Yesh_Din
9:14 AM · Apr 12, 2024

[1] Following reports about the search for a missing 14-year-old boy from the Malachei HaShalom illegal outpost, dozens of settlers have invaded the village of al-Mughayir while using live ammunition and setting vehicles and homes on fire.

[2] So far, according to the Palestinian Red Crescent, 11 Palestinians were injured. We call on the security forces to restrain the violence of the settlers in the area & to prevent acts of retaliation. We all hope that the missing boy will be found quickly and safely.

[3] A list of violent incidents from today in various Palestinian towns and villages in the West Bank, reported to Yesh Din by contacts in the villages

4] Duma - Settlers fired live ammunition, set vehicles on fire, several Palestinian injured.
al-Mughayir - Settlers fired live ammunition, set vehicles on fire, several Palestinian injured. >>

[5] A-Sawiya - five houses and several vehicles were damaged by stone throwing. Qusra - six houses and four vehicles were set on fire and further damage was done in the village. Biteen - one vehicle set on fire.

[6] Silwad - the main street was blocked and several vehicles were damaged by stone throwing. Sinjil - five houses were damaged by stone throwing. Beitillu - five houses were damaged by stone throwing.

[7] Turmusaya - three vehicles and two houses were damaged. Beit Furik - damage to several houses and one injured.

[8] During the settlers' riots today, dozens of sheep & goats were slaughtered by the rioters in al-Mughayir. **WARNING** these are disturbing images.


Yesh Din English
@Yesh_Din
7:41 AM · Apr 15, 2024

[1] Friday, April 12, al-Mughayir; settlers set fire to the home of a family who’ve been recently forcefully displaced from Khirbet Jib'it, destroying their tents, kitchen, & all their equipment. They physically assaulted several members of the family & harmed their flocks.
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@MustafaBarghou1
9:26 AM · Apr 12, 2024

According to the head of Al Mughayer village council in Ramallah area 1500 illegal settlers attacked the village , killed a Palestinian and injured with the Israeli army 50 including many with live ammunitions. They burned 70 houses and structures and many cars and they are still attacking the village.
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Israeli Colonizers Kill A Palestinian, Burn Homes, Near Ramallah

by IMEMC News
April 12, 2024

On Friday, dozens of fanatic paramilitary illegal Israeli colonizers invaded the Al-Mughayyir Palestinian village, killed one Palestinian, and injured, along with Israeli soldiers, more than fifty Palestinians, in addition to burning 70 homes.

Media sources said the colonizers killed a young man, Jihad Afif Abu Alia, 25, after shooting him with a live round in the head, and injured at least fifty.

They added that the Palestinians were shot while intercepting the colonizers who invaded the village and burnt 70 homes, in addition to attacking families.

It is worth mentioning that Abu Alia was visiting relatives in a home that was attacked by the colonizers who fired many live rounds at it and was helping elders in the home to get to the rooftops of the surrounding property when a colonizer shot him in the head.

The colonizers also hurled stones at many homes and cars, while Israeli soldiers, who invaded the village, did not attempt to stop them.

Deputy head of the Al-Mughayyir Village Council, Na’im Abu Marzouq, said more than 1500 paramilitary colonizers invaded the village from several directions, before attacking homes, and burnt 70 in addition to burning and destroying many agricultural structures.

Abu Marzouq added that the colonizers and Israeli soldiers shot more than fifty Palestinians with live fire, especially in the northern area of the village, known as An-Naqqar.

The colonizers also surrounded and fired dozens of live rounds at several homes in the village, causing serious damage, especially to doors and windows, before burning many cars.

Ahmad Jibril, the spokesperson of the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said the army prevented ambulances from entering the village, and installed a roadblock at its main entrance, in addition to obstructing the work of the medics, an issue that resulted in delaying their arrival to rescue the wounded.

Israeli soldiers and paramilitary colonizers have now killed 463 Palestinians, including many children, and injured at least 7619, since October 7. 2023. Israeli soldiers also abducted more than 3985 Palestinians, including dozens of children and women.
In addition, Israeli soldiers invaded the villages and towns, of Taybeh, Deir Abu Falah, and Kafr Malek, north and east of Ramallah, and Rantis, south of the city.

The soldiers installed military roadblocks in and around the invaded villages and towns, assaulted many Palestinians while interrogating them, and alleged that they were looking for a missing colonizer.

In related news, a group of illegal paramilitary Israeli colonizers attacked and injured a Palestinian family in Sarta village, west of Salfit in the central West Bank, before Israeli soldiers confiscated a tractor.

Furthermore, the soldiers abducted a young man, Mustafa Khader, while crossing a military roadblock they installed after invading Qarawat Bani Hassan town, west of the central West Bank city of Salfit.

Also Friday, Israeli soldiers invaded the Al-Fandaqumiya town, south of Jenin in the occupied West Bank’s northern part, before shooting a child and abducting a physician.

Also, illegal paramilitary Israeli colonizers injured four Palestinians and burnt cars, northeast of Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank’s central part.

Furthermore, illegal paramilitary Israeli colonizers attacked Palestinian cars on Al-Mo’arrajat Street, and residential sheds in the Arab Al-Mleihat Bedouin community, northwest of Jericho, and Fasayel village, north of Jericho, in the northeastern part of the occupied West Bank.

In Nablus, in the northern West Bank, the soldiers invaded Sebastia Palestinian town, northwest of in the city, before storming and ransacking homes and shops.


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Israeli settlers use live ammunition, set vehicles on fire 4/12/2024.
ihad Afif Abu Alia killed, 25 reported injured, vehicles set on fire by Israeli settlers 4/12/2024
Homes & vehicles reported damaged by Israeli settlers 4/12/2024
Main street blocked, vehicles damaged by Israeli settlers' stone throwing 4/12/2024
Five houses reported damaged by Israeli settlers
Houses damaged by Israeli settlers' stone throwing 4/12/2024
Three vehicles and two houses reported damaged by Israeli settlers 4/12/2024
Damage to houses and one Palestinian reported injured 4/12/2024
Six houses, four vehicles reported set on fire by Israeli settlers 4/12/2024
Binyamin Ahimeir, 14, found killed 4/12/2024
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