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Five More Young Palestinian Martyrs

by Tawfiq Abdul Muhsen
 
(St. Thomas, November 30, 2022). On November 29, 2022  the Israeli occupation forces assassinated five Palestinian civilians from different parts of the West Bank.
Thafer Rimawi, 21, and his brother Jawad, 22, were killed in Kafr Ein

The five martyrs included two brothers , Jawad AL-Rimawi 22 years- old  and Thafr AL-Rimawi 21-years old, from Beit Rima, near the village of Kefr Ein.

Three others were also killed; Raed Al-Naasan , 21 years old from the village of Al-Mgeyr, Rani Abu-Ali , 45 years old from Beitunia (Arabic: بيتونيا), also Bitunya, and Mofed Ali , 44 years old from Beit Ummar (Arabic: بيت اُمّر).
 
On November 30, 2022 , hospitals in the town of Genin announced a state of emergency after the death of two more Palestinians (Mohamad AL-saadi and Naem Al-Zbede).
 
Several others with serious injuries were listed in very critical health conditions after a heavy raid by Israeli military occupation.
In less than 48 hours, seven Palestinians had been killed.

According to reports, Israeli forces raided the Palestinian town Kefr Ein around five in the morning.

According to reports by Middle East Eye, a media outlet that covers these stories, Israeli forces raided the Palestinian town Kefr Ein around five in the morning.

Several youths from the neighboring village, Beit Rima, went down to “help” and “defend” their neighbors, locals told MEE.

The Rimawi brothers were among the youth and clashes broke out between them and the Israeli forces.

According to witnesses, Palestinians threw rocks and Molotov cocktails at the soldiers, who were firing live bullets and other weapons as they invaded the neighborhood. 

Eyewitnesses claim that Thafer threw a rock toward the convoy of armored military jeeps and a soldier shot and the bullet struck him in the chest.

Seeing his younger brother fall, Jawad, ran to drag him off the street and out of harm’s way. The Israeli soldiers fired at him as well, striking him in the pelvis and stomach. 

Thafer threw a rock toward the military jeeps and was shot in the chest by a soldier. Seeing his younger brother fall, Jawad, ran to drag him off the street and out of harm’s way. The Israeli soldiers fired at him as well, striking him in the pelvis and stomach. 

According to activist and resident of Beit Rima, Jad al-Bargouthi, 46, “The soldiers that killed them were in a military jeep. The soldier’s lives were not in danger at the time, they could have just moved away,” 

“Every day, there is a martyr. Every day there are injuries. Every night there are raids and arrests and demolitions. This is our life as Palestinians,” said al-Barghouti.

War crimes and crimes against humanity are continuously happening against Palestinians on a regular basis.
Death rates are increasing, and yet the Israeli occupying power continues to enjoy impunity.

Death rates are increasing, and yet the Israeli occupying power continues to enjoy impunity. Israel’s apartheid regime and war crimes must be dismantled and stopped.

According to human rights advocates and activities, Palestinians deserve the right to an independent, free and sovereign state.
 
World-wide, people demand accountability for these senseless murders and proclaim that Palestinians deserve to live just like any other human beings in this world with peace and security.
World-wide, people demand accountability for these senseless murders.
Israeli soldiers outside Palestine.

The killing of these five Palestinians last month brought the death toll in the occupied Palestinian territories this year to 207 Palestinians, of whom 155 were killed in the West Bank and occupied East Jerusalem, making it the deadliest year recorded for Palestinians since 2005.

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