[Monday, March 10, 2014] Hours after Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian at the al-Karama Crossing, between Jordan and occupied Palestine, the army shot and killed a Palestinian civilian north of the central West Bank city of Ramallah.Palestinian medical sources said Saje Darwish, 18, was shot and killed, on Monday evening, by the soldiers as he was heading to the family barn, close to the Givat Asaf illegitimate Israeli settlement, built on lands the belong to residents of Beiteen village, north of Ramallah.
His family said the barn is close to a bypass road used by Israeli soldiers and settlers, and that he always heads there to feed the sheep.
The family rejected Israeli military claims alleging he threw stones at settlers’ vehicles, and that such claims are only meant to justify the cold-blooded murder of their son.
It is worth mentioning that the soldiers held the body of Darwish for more than an hour before finally handing it back to the Palestinians.
His family said the burial ceremony would be held on Tuesday in his village.
The army claimed that the soldiers fired rounds of live ammunition at Palestinians who “threw stones at settlers’ vehicles driving on settlement road #60, close to Givat Asaf settlement”, and that the soldiers killed “one of the stone throwers”.
Earlier on Monday, Israeli forces, stationed at the Allenby Border Terminal with Jordan, shot and killed a Palestinian Judge who works in Jordan.
The slain Palestinian has been identified as Raed Ala’ Ed-Deen Zieter, 38, from the northern West Bank city of Nablus.
He also holds Jordanian citizenship; Jordan denounced the killing of the judge and demanded Israel to initiate and investigation into the fatal shooting.
Palestinian Civilian Killed by Israeli Soldiers; Death Toll in the West Bank Stand at Two
IMEMC & Agencies; Mon, 10 Mar 2014 23:49:22
On Monday evening, Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian young man near the central West Bank city of Ramallah. Israeli forces invaded the village of Bieteen, near Ramallah, searched homes and fired live rounds at residents’ homes.
Saji Darwish, 20, was hit with a live round in his head. Medical sources announced that Darwish died instantly and was moved to Ramallah city hospital.
Earlier on Monday morning, Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian man at the Allenby Bridge crossing with Jordan, on Monday, Israel’s army and witnesses said.
An Israeli army spokeswoman claimed that the man attempted to the seize the weapon of an Israeli soldier at the Allenby Bridge crossing with Jordan. The victim was identified as Raed Ala’ Ed-Deen Zieter, 38, from Nablus.
A Jordanian security official told AFP that Zeiter worked as a judge in Amman and had left for the West Bank, early on Monday. The Palestinian Authority strongly condemned the incident and demanded an international investigation into the circumstances of Zeiter’s death.