Israeli soldiers killed, Friday, nine Palestinians and injured dozens, while paramilitary colonialist settlers also killed a young man, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Health Ministry has reported and added that more than 500 Palestinians have been injured.
The soldiers invaded the northern West Bank city of Nablus, in addition to Sbeih Mountain, and the villages of Salem and Asira al-Qibliya, east of Nablus, and Orif village, south of the city, killed four Palestinians and injured dozens during ensuing protests.
Media sources said the soldiers killed Dr. Issa Barham, 40, a District Attorney with the Palestinian Public Prosecution Department, in Abu Sbeih Mountain in his town of Beita, southeast of Nablus.
In addition, medical sources said the soldiers shot, and seriously a young man, identified as Malek Hamdan, 22, with live rounds to the chest, before he succumbed to his wounds in a hospital in Nablus.
Malek, from Salem village near Nablus, was injured along with dozens of Palestinians during protests that took place after the soldiers invaded the village, and attacked protesters.
In addition, Israeli colonialist settlers from Yitzhar illegal colony, infiltrated into the eastern area of Nablus, leading to protests, before the soldiers invaded it and shot two young men with live rounds in the abdomen and legs; one of them suffered a serious injury.
The soldiers also killed Husam Asayra, 20, with a live round to the chest, during protests that took place after the soldiers invaded Asira al-Qibliya village and attacked protesters.
In Orif village, the soldiers killed a young man, identified as Nidal Sayel Safadi, 30, after shooting him with a live round, after several army jeeps invaded the village, and attacked protesters.
In Ramallah, in central West Bank, the soldiers killed Mohammad Rawhi Hammad, 30, after he reportedly attempted to ram soldiers with his car. The Palestinian is from Silwad town, northeast of Ramallah.
The soldiers also killed Yousef Mahdi Nawasra, 27, from Fahma village, southwest of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, during protests near the Dothan Israeli military roadblock.
In Salfit, in central West Bank, the soldiers invaded Marda village, north of the city, and killed a young man, identified as Sharif Khaled Salman, 37, during protest that took place when the soldiers invaded the village, in addition to killing Awad Ahmad Harb, 27, in Iskaka village, east of Salfit.
Sharif had not been participating in protests, but was standing outside his home when he was shot by invading Israeli forces. His mother told reporters with Ma’an News Agency, “I cannot believe that Sharif was killed. Just hours ago, he woke me up from sleep to have coffee together. He left behind a pregnant wife and three daughters.”
As tears streamed down her face, she told reporters, “I asked him to drink coffee with me, to drink it together, and to close the door for fear that his children, and his sister’s children might go out to the street, because the army was out in the street, and our home is located near the main street of the village. I fell asleep while I waited for him to drink his coffee. I was awakened by the sound of gunfire and screaming. I did not know that the bullets were fired at Sharif, to end his life. The occupation deprived me of my son for no reason, just as it has deprived so many mothers.”
Furthermore, paramilitary Israeli colonists invaded, on Friday evening, the ar-Reehiyya village, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and attacked dozens of residents, in addition to firing many live rounds at them, killing Ismael Jamal at-Tubasi, 23, with a live round to the head.
In Jericho, in northeastern West Bank, the soldiers killed Mohammad Adel Abu Shqeir, 20, from the al-Qasab neighborhood, during protests that took place at the entrance of the city.
In Tubas, in northeastern West Bank, the soldiers fired a barrage of gas bombs and concussion grenades at Palestinian protesters, causing many injuries, in addition to burning farmlands.
Protests also took place at the Tayasir military roadblock, near Tubas, before the soldiers fired live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, and gas bombs.
The soldiers also invaded the Al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem, and attacked Palestinians who marched near the al-Bawwaba area by the main Jerusalem-Hebron Road.
It is worth mentioning that the Health Ministry in the West Bank has reported more than 500 injuries among the Palestinians, including nine who suffered life-threatening wounds.
Israeli Forces Kill 6 Palestinians in the West Bank on Friday
May 14, 2021, at 19:47
According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health, Israeli troops invading the West Bank Friday killed 6 Palestinians and wounded 91. The invading troops shot live ammunition at Palestinians protesting the ongoing Israeli bombing of Gaza and the takeover of Jerusalem. The soldiers killed two Palestinians in Salfit, one in Jericho, one in Ramallah, one in Nablus, and one in Jenin.
The Israeli troops invaded various areas with armored vehicles and fully loaded automatic rifles and other weaponry. Palestinian villagers (who have no army) confronted them with stones, shouting and marching with a determination to remain on their land and stop the Israeli invasion of their land. Many were shot by the invading army.
Medical staff in the various treatment centers have reported the following injuries:
Ramallah: 15 injuries (2 serious)
Jericho: 3 injuries.
Nablus: 80 (5 serious)
Bethlehem: 200 injuries
Hebron: 8 injuries
Jenin: 8 injuries
Salfit: 8 injuries
Tulkarm: 12 injuries (1 serious)
Qalqilya: 5 injuries, including a critical one with live bullets in the main artery.
Most of those injured were shot by live ammunition.
One of those killed was the younger brother of a journalist with Ma’an News Agency, identified as Issa Barham. Issa was shot by Israeli forces during an invasion of the “Jabal Sabih” area, south of the town of Beita, in the Nablus District. He was struck with four bullets in his body, and arrived at a hospital in Nablus, where he was pronounced dead soon after.
The head of Urif village council, Mazen Shehadeh, confirmed that the two Palestinians killed in the Salfit District were from the villages of Marda and Sakaka, respectively. The one from Sakaka has not yet been identified, but is believed to be in his twenties. According to Shehadeh, the two were shot by Israeli forces in separate incidents in the two villages. They were taken separately to the Salfit Governmental Hospital, where they were pronounced dead.
The man killed in Marda was a 37-year old father of three, identified as Sharif Suleiman, 37. He had not been participating in protests, but was standing outside his home when he was shot by invading Israeli forces. His mother told reporters with Ma’an News Agency, “I cannot believe that Sharif was killed. Just hours ago, he woke me up from sleep to have coffee together. He left behind a pregnant wife and three daughters.”
As tears streamed down her face, she told reporters, “I asked him to drink coffee with me, to drink it together, and to close the door for fear that his children and his sister’s children might go out to the street, because the army was out in the street, and our home is located near the main street of the village. I fell asleep while I waited for him to drink his coffee. I was awakened by the sound of gunfire and screaming. I did not know that the bullets were fired at Sharif, to end his life. The occupation deprived me of my son for no reason, just as it has deprived so many mothers.”
In Jenin, the Palestinian Ministry of Health identified the person killed in the protests as Yusef Atatreh, 25. He was killed by live ammunition fired by Israeli soldiers at the Dotan military checkpoint in the Jenin governorate.
Mahmoud Al-Saadi, the head of ambulance and emergency in the Palestinian Red Crescent in Jenin, reported that Atatreh, from the village of Al-Tarm, was pronounced dead shortly after his arrival at Jenin Governmental Hospital. He was killed by a bullet that penetrated the main artery in his leg.
In Hebron, 26-year-old, Ismail Jamal Al-Toubasi, was killed and 4 Palestinians were wounded when they tried to repel the invading Israeli army in the Al-Rayyah area and the Fur refugee camp, south of Hebron.
His body was transferred to Abu Al-Hassan Al-Qassem Hospital in Yatta.
The Friday protests in the West Bank come in the midst of a massive escalation of violence by the Israeli occupation which began on April 12th with invasions and violations of the al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem and the targeting of Palestinian Muslim worshipers there throughout the Muslim holy month of Ramadan (April 12th – May 12th). On Monday May 10th, Israeli forces rapidly escalated their assault on the Palestinian people with airstrikes hitting the besieged open-air prison known as the Gaza Strip. More than 100 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza since Monday by Israeli airstrikes – nearly a third of them children.