Saturday, 31 October 2015

Video: the murderous execution of Mahdi Muhammad Ramadan al-Muhtasib


Warning: This article contains graphic video and images of violence. Israeli occupation forces executed an injured Palestinian in Hebron on Thursday, an eyewitness has told The Electronic Intifada.

Video corroborates this clear case of extrajudicial execution, a war crime and part of a pattern of such killings of Palestinians by Israeli forces.

Five Palestinians have been killed since Thursday, bringing the total this month to 71, according to the Palestinian Authority health ministry.

This number includes five Palestinians who died as a possible result of tear gas inhalation, delayed medical treatment due to checkpoints and medical neglect by prison authorities.

Fifteen of the dead are children.

Nine Israelis were slain in the same period. more

Palestinian killed after alleged attack attempt north of Jenin


JENIN (Ma’an) -- A Palestinian was shot dead Saturday after an alleged attack attempt on an Israeli security guard at the al-Jalama military checkpoint north of Jenin in the occupied West Bank, the Israeli army and media said.

An Israeli army spokesperson told Ma’an that "the Palestinian attempted to stab security personnel at the crossing” when “forces responded to the imminent danger and shot the perpetrator.”

Hebrew language news sites and the army confirmed there were no Israeli injuries.

Local sources identified the Palestinian as Mahmoud Talal Mahmoud Nazzal, 18, from the town of Qabatiya south of Jenin.

His body was delivered to the Palestinian Red Crescent before being transferred to Talal Suleiman Public Hospital.

Nearly 70 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces this month during demonstrations and after attempted, alleged, and actual attacks on Israeli military or civilians.

At least nine Israelis have been killed in attacks by Palestinians during the same time period. more