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Four Palestinians killed in another ‘Day of Rage‘


By Jordan Woodgate - October 16, 2015
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A Palestinian man, disguised as a journalist, was shot and killed after he stabbed an IDF soldier near Hebron on Friday.
 
In Kiryat Arba, an illegal Jewish settlement on the outskirts of Hebron, Eyad Khalil Awawdeh, 26, stabbed and moderately wounded a soldier whilst wearing a press-jacket and carrying camera equipment. Israeli forces shot and killed the attacker, and another soldier is said to have been injured by friendly fire, according to Ma'an News Agency.
 
In an official statement regarding the Nablus attacker's press disguise, the Foreign Press Association (FPA) stated "The FPA utterly deplore this violation of press privilege and call on local Palestinian media organizations to immediately verify all media credentials to ensure there are no violations."
 
The latest stabbing comes as violent protests continue across the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza.

 
In Nablus Jihad Hanani, 19, was shot dead on Friday evening by Israeli security forces during clashes in Beit Furik near Nablus.
 
Youths also torched the the religious site of Joseph's Tomb in Nablus, according to Haaretz. The site is important for Jews who believe it to be the burial place of Joseph, and also for Muslims who believe it to be the burial place of Sheik Yussuf (Joseph) Dawiqat who lived two centuries ago. 
 
Meanwhile in Gaza, two Palestinians were shot and killed during protests.
 
AlJazeera News reported that in northern Gaza, Yahiya Abd al-Qader Farhat, 24, died after being shot in the head with live ammunition by Israeli Armed Forces at the Erez crossing.
 
Mahmoud Hatim Hmeid, 22, was fatally shot at Shujayea protests and 11 Palestinians were wounded by live fire. 
 
 
Friday's violence has followed a prolonged period of uncoordinated individual attacks, incited by Hamas' calling for yet another 'day of rage', by restrictions to al-Aqsa mosque and by killings of Palestinians during protests.  The violence has been met with Israeli forces shoot-to-kill policy towards attackers, Israeli revenge attacks, increased security controls, and the closing of Palestinian neighbourhoods in Jerusalem.

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