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Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian Teenager near Nablus

Mohammad Hamayel, 15, was killed by Israeli gunfire near Nablus.
Palestine Chronicle | March 11, 2020

A Palestinian teen was killed on Wednesday by Israeli gunfire during confrontations that broke out at Mount Al-‘Arma, south of Nablus, Palestinian Health Ministry announced.

The Ministry announced that Mohammad Hamayel, 15, succumbed to his critical injury at the Rafida Government Hospital after being hit in the head with a round of live ammunition shot by Israeli forces at Mount Al-‘Arma, also known in Arabic as Jabal al-‘Arma.

On Wednesday morning, scores of Israeli military vehicles stormed the site, on the outskirts of Beita town, and assaulted Palestinians who gathered atop the mountain to fend off an Israeli settlers’ attempt to seize it.

The spokesman for the Health Ministry Tarif Ashour confirmed that medics at the Rafidia Government Hospital treated 17 casualties, including the head of the Anti-Wall and Settlement Committee Walid Assaf.

Jewish settlers overnight renewed their attempt to reach the top of the mountain, but hundreds of the residents of Beita, which lies south of Nablus, repelled their attempt.

Residents of Beita have continued their daily sit-ins atop the mountain since Friday, February 28, when settlers made the first attempt to seize the mountain and turn it into an Israeli religious tourist route.

The confrontation left 93 people injured by Israeli live fire and rubber bullets.

Jabal al-‘Arma, which spreads over 250 dunums, is one of the most archeological sites in Nablus, and the highest peak in Beita.

According to historians, it has been inhabited since the early Bronze Age, about 3,200 years ago.

Such features make the mountain a prime target for Jewish settlers as colonial settlements are often positioned above water reserves, effectively stealing water as well as land.

March 11, 2020 - Posted by | Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism, Illegal Occupation, Subjugation - Torture | , , , , ,

3 Comments »

  1. Al-ṣumūd… The Palestinians’ courage is awe-inspiring.

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    Comment by traducteur | March 11, 2020 | Reply

  2. The IDF has no compunctions about using live fire against unarmed people. The Jewish State calls these soldiers heroes. I suppose an unarmed 15 year old must have been a very serious threat requiring live ammo. Perhaps this 15 year old had a concealed knife. Perhaps. No reason to take any risk, so they kill him.

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    Comment by ontogram | March 11, 2020 | Reply

  3. “When we have settled the Land, all the Arabs will be able to do, will be to scurry around, like drugged cockroaches in a bottle…….Raphael Eitan, I.D.F. NY Times, 14/4/1983.

    “Peace will come to Israel and the Middle East only when Israeli Government is willing to comply with International Law”…….Jimmy Carter

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    Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | March 12, 2020 | Reply


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