Last Update 14:1
Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Israeli forces kill 3 Palestinians in West Bank, death toll climbs to 94

Palestinians have been protesting since the beginning of October against Israel's attempts to build more settlements in east Jerusalem and force out Arab residents of the city

Ahram Online , Sunday 22 Nov 2015
West Bank
An Israeli occupation policeman aims his weapon at Palestinians during clashes in the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem October 6, 2015. (Photo:Reuters)
Share/Bookmark
Views: 2250
Share/Bookmark
Views: 2250

Israeli occupation forces killed three Palestinians on Sunday, raising the total Palestinian death toll since the beginning of October to 94, including 19 children and four women.

The attacks took place in three different areas in the West Bank, including Nablus, El-Khan El-Ahmar and southern Bethlehem, Wafa Palestinian news agency reported on Sunday.

One of the Palestinians among those killed on Sunday was 16-year-old girl Ashrakkat Taha Katnany, the Palestinian health ministry announced.

Israeli sources claim that the girl was attempting to stab an Israeli settler and was then run over by an Israeli car, Russia today said.

In a separate incident on Sunday, an Israeli woman who was stabbed by a Palestinian in the occupied West Bank has died from her wounds, AFP reported.

The 20-year-old, who received injuries to her head and chest, is the 16th Israeli to die since October. The Palestinian who stabbed the Israeli settler woman was shot dead by Israeli occupation forces.

Palestinians have been protesting since the beginning of October against Israel's attempts to build more settlements in east Jerusalem and force out Arab residents of the city, which is the planned capital of a future Palestinian state.

The current wave of protests and repression started in late July when toddler Ali Dawabsha was burned to death and three other Palestinians were severely injured after their house in the occupied West Bank was set on fire by Israeli settlers.

Palestinian protests were also triggered by an increase in Jewish visitors to Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque, which is considered the third holiest site in Islam. Palestinians fear that Israel is preparing to allow Jewish prayers in the mosque, which is currently not allowed.

Search Keywords:
Short link:

 

Latest

© 2010 Ahram Online.