Israeli forces kill 21-year-old Palestinian from Tamimi family in Nabi Saleh

08:00 Jun 6 2018 Nabi Salih (Saleh)

Izz Abd al-Hafith Tamimi, 21. Published by Maan News and Haaretz

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) -- JUNE 6, 2018 1:38 P.M. (UPDATED: JUNE 7, 2018 2:46 P.M.)

Israeli forces shot and killed 21-year-old Izz Abd al-Hafith Tamimi on Wednesday morning in the central occupied West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, in the Ramallah district.

According to local sources, Israeli forces fired at Tamimi from a point blank range, injuring him with three live bullets in the neck. The shooting took place during clashes, which were sparked after Israeli forces raided the village.

Witnesses said that Israeli forces assaulted anyone who tried to help Tamimi, and prevented the locals from providing any medical treatment to him or taking him to the hospital.

Video of the aftermath of the shooting shows a dying Tamimi on the ground as Israeli forces surround him. The person who filmed the video can be heard saying that Tamimi was targeted at point blank range, and telling soldiers “we want to take him to the hospital.”

The video shows Israeli forces taking Tamimi into an Israeli military jeep, and firing sounds bombs to disperse locals who had gathered around.

According to locals, Tamimi has been wanted by Israeli forces for alleged stone throwing, and soldiers have allegedly attempted to detain him on several occasions.

Another Palestinian whose identity remained unknown was also reportedly wounded with live ammunition on Wednesday morning in the village.

An Israeli army spokesperson told Ma’an that the killing took place during “riots” in Nabi Saleh, during which 10 youth threw stones at soldiers who were conducting “detention operations.”

“During the riot, one palestinian flanked the troops and hurled a rock at a soldier, hitting him in the head. The soldier then responded with live fire, injuring the Palestinian, who was was injured and treated by Israeli forces at the scene, but later died,” the spokesperson said.

The spokesperson added that they would look into reports of a second Palestinian being injured with live ammunition during the clashes.

by Yotam Berger and Jack Khoury for Haaretz
Jun 06, 2018 12:40 PM

A Palestinian man was shot dead at close-range by Israeli soldiers Wednesday during clashes in the West Bank, Israeli army's Civil Administration said.

An initial report by anti-occupation group B'Tselem, Izz ad-Din a-Tamimi, 21, was severely wounded during a confrontation between Israeli soldiers and Palestinians in the village of Nabi Saleh in the central West Bank.

The Civil Administration confirmed the report and informed the Palestinian Health Ministry of his death.

Witnesses in the village said a-Tamimi was severely wounded and was evacuated by Israel Defense Forces. A resident of Nebi Saleh told Haaretz a-Tamimi was wanted by Israeli security forces, and that soldiers entered the village Wednesday to arrest him. According to other residents in the village, he was suspected of stone throwing, and several of his relatives were arrested in the past.

Jonathan Pollack, a left-wing activist who is close with a-Tamimi's family and was present at the hospital where he died, told Haaretz he was shot in the back of the neck.

According to the IDF, a-Tamimi hit a soldier in the head during a protest that had at least 10 stone-throwers. The soldier was not significantly hurt, and the IDF said it is "investigating the matter."

Palestinian media also reported of clashes taking place in Beit Rima, a village northwest of Ramallah, and in the Am'ari Refugee Camp. One Palestinian was reportedly wounded in the leg by rubber-tipped bullets.

Israeli Army Launches Probe Into Fatal West Bank Shooting of 21-year-old Palestinian

Izz ad-Din a-Tamimi was killed Wednesday by Israeli fire during clashes in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh; IDF claims he hurled rocks at soldiers, triggering response

by Yaniv Kubovich for Haaretz
Jun 07, 2018 10:18 PM

The Israeli military police opened on Thursday an investigation into the death of Izz ad-Din a-Tamimi, a 21-year-old Palestinian, who was killed Wednesday by army fire during clashes in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh.

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According to the army, Tamimi was shot at after he hurled a rock at soldiers who entered the village as part of an arrest operation. According to IDF Spokesperson's Unit, one of the soldiers was hit in the head by the rock that Tamimi had hurled and responded to the injury by firing at him.

Eyewitnesses said that Tamimi was shot in the neck. An Israeli soldier treated him and he was evacuated to the hospital in Ramallah, where he was pronounced dead.

One of the villagers told Haaretz that Tamimi was wanted by Israeli security forces. In Nabi Saleh they said that the military searched for him last February in order to arrest him, apparently due to suspicions that he engaged in rock-hurling in the past. Several of his family members had also been detained by the military in the past.
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