Tuesday, November 24, 2020

West Bank violence spikes

By Amy Mac - November 23, 2015
Section: [Main News]
Tags: [Extrajudicial Killing] [West Bank]

A Palestinian woman has been shot and killed by Israeli forces following an alleged stabbing attempt Monday morning. Another Palestinian woman was wounded and apprehended.


According to Ynet, the two woman attacked four Israelis with a pair of scissors, moderately wounding two people.


Yesterday, three Palestinians were been killed by Israeli forces and civilians following three separate alleged attacks on Israelis in the West Bank.


An Israeli women died from her injuries after being stabbed in one of the attacks.


In the first incident, a prominent Israeli settler ran over a Palestinian girl, 16, before shooting her dead Sunday morning.


The settler reportedly said that he believed the teen was about to carry out a stabbing attack at Huwarra checkpoint in the northern occupied West Bank district of Nablus.


The teenager was identified as Ashraqat Taha Ahmad Qatanani from Nablus.


An hour after the first incident, Shadi Hassib, 32, from al-Bireh city, near Ramallah, was shot and killed by an Israeli civilian near the illegal Israeli settlement of Kfar Adumim in the central occupied West Bank on Sunday.


An Israeli police spokesperson said he was driving a taxi and ran into another car on a main road.


IDF spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said that after the car incident, a Palestinian taxi driver, "walked out his vehicle with a knife in his hand and was shot dead."


Ma’an News Agency said it was unclear whether the car crash was an attack or accidental, although following the incident, an Israeli settler corroborated the police account that the Palestinian exited the car holding a knife.


Ynet News reported that an Israeli settler, "was lightly wounded, suffering a scratch to his hand," adding that it was unclear whether the scratch came from the car crash or the alleged attempted stabbing attack.


In the third incident, a Palestinian man was shot and killed by Israeli forces Sunday afternoon, after he stabbed and killed a 21-year-old Israeli woman near the illegal Israeli settlement bloc of Gush Etzion.


The Israeli victim, identified as 21-year-old Hadar Buchrus, died in Shaare Zedek hospital in Jerusalem.


The Palestinian attacker was identified as 34-year-old Issa Thawabta from Beit Fajjar in Bethlehem district, just south of Gush Etzion.


Since October 1, Israeli forces or settlers have killed at least 92 Palestinians, including unarmed bystanders, protesters and alleged attackers. Many were shot dead under circumstances in which rights groups said that Israeli forces used unnecessary force.


Meanwhile, 15 Israelis have been killed in attacks by Palestinians.



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