Friday, January 1, 2016
Two Palestinian die: one three weeks after having been abused, another shot during alleged attack
Shadi Ghabeish, the now deceased man, arguing with soldiers and consecutively severely beaten. Palestinian tv broadcasted these images at the time.
The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that a Palestinian man died on Thursday night of severe wounds suffered several weeks ago, after the soldiers invaded the al-Jalazoun refugee camp, north of Ramallah.
The sources said that, three weeks ago, Shadi Ghbeish, 38 years of age, was repeatedly beaten by several soldiers after they fired many gas bombs at his home, causing his family to suffer severe effects of tear gas inhalation.
He argued with the soldiers who started continuously kicking and beating him; the soldiers were beating Ghbeish with their guns on his head and various parts of his body.
Somewhat earlier on Thursday a Palestinian was shot dead after a suspected vehicular attack near the Huwwara military checkpoint in the northern occupied West Bank district of Nablus, Israel’s army said.
A spokesperson for the Israeli army told Ma’an that an assailant ran his car into Israeli forces who were stationed on highway 60 near the Huwwara checkpoint for security purposes. The forces opened fire on the man, killing him on scene, the spokesperson said.The Palestinian was identified as Hassan Ali Hassan Bozor, 22 from the town of Raba east of Jenin. One soldier was moderately wounded in the suspected attack and was taken to Beilinson Hospital in Petah Tikva, Israeli media reported.
The Jerusalem Magistrate's Court on Thursday extended the remand of two 12-year-old Palestinian boys caught the previous day carrying knives. Police says the two planned to commit a stabbing attack, but they deny the accusations.
The two children from Kafr 'Aqb were caught in Jerusalem around 6pm after raising the suspicion of police and civilians who saw them walking at the corner of Hahoma HaShlishit Street and Kheil ha-Handasa.
The Palestinian Health Ministry said 144 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire since October 1, and more than 15.710 Palestinians have been injured; among the slain Palestinians are 27 children and 7 women.
The Ministry added that 1887 Palestinians were shot with live rounds, 3104 with rubber-coated metal bullets, and 10.231 suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation, in addition to 360 who suffered fractures and bruises after the soldiers assaulted them, and 38 suffered burns.