On Tuesday dawn, the Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed the death of a young man whom Israeli soldiers shot and seriously injured in Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, in February.
The Health Ministry said the young man Amir Mohammad Lolah, 23, from Zawata village, west of Nablus, succumbed to serious wounds he suffered on February 22, 2023.
The soldiers shot the young man with several live rounds, inflicting life-threatening wounds, when many army vehicles invaded Nablus, killed eleven Palestinians, and injured more than 102, including six in critical condition, during the Wednesday invasion of Nablus.
One of the slain Palestinians, Abdul-Hadi Al-Ashqar, 61, was sent to the Najah National University where his son, Elias, who works as a nurse at the Emergency Unit, was shocked to see his father there, and despite all efforts, the father died in his arms.
The Palestinian Health Ministry identified the eleven slain Palestinians as:
- Anan Shawkat Ennab, 66.
- Adnan Sabe’ Ba’ara, 72.
- Mohammad Khaled Anbousi, 25.
- Tamer Nimir Ahmad Minawi, 33.
- Mos’ab Monir Mohammad Oweiss, 26.
- Husam Bassam Isleem, 24.
- Mohammad Omar Abu Kabr Al-Juneidi, 23.
- Walid Riyad Hussein Dakheel, 23.
- Abdul-Hadi Abdul-Aziz Ashqar, 61.
- Mohammad Farid Sha’ban, 16.
- Jasser Jamil Abdul-Wahab Qaneer, 23.
With the death of Amir Mohammad Lolah, Israel has now killed 88 Palestinians in 2023 (plus approximately 3 who died indirectly); 12 Israelis have also been killed.
For a complete list of Palestinians and Israelis killed since 2000, please visit Israel-Palestine Timeline
NOTE: The entire West Bank has been under Israeli occupation since 1967; all its official entrances and exits are controlled by Israeli soldiers, making its Palestinian inhabitants virtual prisoners. Many are families that were ethnically cleansed from Israel during Israel’s founding war (see this and this and this). Israeli forces often invade them; one example is here.
Israel was established in 1947 through a war of ethnic cleansing of the indigenous population, both Muslims and Christians, and it continues to steal other people’s land for illegal colonies known as ‘settlements.’ While Palestinians most often use nonviolent resistance, a small number use armed resistance against the invaders.
Thanks to the pro-Israel lobby in the US, Congress disburses over $20 million per day of Americans’ tax money directly to and/or on behalf of Israel.