Friday, 6 November 2015

Israeli forces kill Palestinian woman, 72, after alleged car attack

BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces shot and killed an elderly Palestinian woman after an alleged vehicle attack in Halhul, north of Hebron on Friday.

A spokesperson at the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem told Ma'an that the woman, aged 72, was dead upon arrival at the hospital.

Israeli media reported that the woman attempted to run over Israeli soldiers in Halhul and was shot and seriously wounded by Israeli forces.

The Jerusalem Post said that a "suspicious vehicle" drove at Israeli soldiers, with forces opening fire at the car.

No Israeli injuries were reported.

The victim was identified as Tharwat al-Sharawi, 72. Her husband, Fouad, was killed by Israeli forces during the First Intifada.

Two Palestinian youths who were standing at a gas station nearby were injured as Israeli gunfire shattered the car's windows.

Both youths were taken to the al-Ahli hospital in Hebron to treat their injuries, which were described as moderate.


76 Palestinians killed by Israeli forces since October 1st

Following the Thursday evening deadly shooting of a young man, north of the southern West Bank district of Hebron, the Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that the number of slain Palestinians, since October 1st, has arrived to 76, including 17 children and two women, while more than 2379 Palestinians have been injured. Names of slain Palestinian listed below this article.

The slain young Palestinian man in Hebron, has been identified as Malek Talal Sharif, 25; he was shot dead near the Gush Etzion settlement block, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron.

Furthermore, seven Palestinians were injured Thursday in Tulkarem and Hebron; four of them in Tulkarem, including a child who lost his eye after being shot with an Israeli rubber-coated steel bullet, and three Palestinians were shot with live army fire in Hebron.

The Palestinian Health Ministry said Sharif’s death brings the number of Palestinians, killed by Israeli fire since October 1, to seventy-six, including seventeen children and two women.

One of the slain women, a mother, identified as Rahaf Yahya Hassan who was also five months pregnant, was killed along with her two-year old child after the soldiers bombarded their home in Gaza.

It added that at least 2379 Palestinians have been injured with live army fire, rubber-coated steel bullets, in addition to cuts and bruises after being assaulted by soldiers and colonialist settlers, while many suffered burns due to Israeli gas bombs and concussion grenades. more

Egyptian army shoots, kills Palestinian fisherman off Gaza coast

Egyptian military forces shot and killed a Palestinian fisherman off the coast of the southern Gaza Strip on Thursday afternoon, the Ministry of Health in the besieged enclave said.

Ashraf al-Qidra, spokesperson of the ministry, said Firas Mohammad Miqdad, 18, from Rafah was shot in the abdomen by Egyptian forces while at sea and died from his injuries. It is unclear why Egyptian forces opened fire.

In May, Egyptian naval forces opened fire at a Palestinian fishing boat off the coast of the southern Gaza Strip, injuring a fisherman from Rafah.

Egypt upholds an Israeli military blockade on Gaza, keeping borders largely closed and limiting imports, exports, and the freedom of movement of its residents. more

Palestinian shot, killed after alleged stab attack in Gush Etzion

A Palestinian man was shot and killed by Israeli forces in the Gush Etzion settlement bloc southwest of Bethlehem on Thursday after allegedly attempting to stab an Israeli soldier, Israel's army said.

"Moments ago, IDF forces thwarted an attack at a crowded bus station in Gush Etzion," an Israeli army spokesperson told Ma'an.

"A Palestinian armed with a knife attempted to stab a soldier, forces on site shot the assailant," she added, confirming that the Palestinian was killed.

The Palestinian was identified asMalik Talal al-Shareef, 25.

No Israelis were injured in the incident.