Israeli occupation forces shot dead a 12-year-old boy Mohammed al-Alami on Wednesday, July 28, while he was traveling in a car with his father and sister. The boy was taken to the hospital after he was shot in the chest in Beit Omar, northwest of Hebron, in the occupied West Bank where he died later.
Al-Alami’s car was attacked when his father took a U-turn in order to get to a shop nearby according to Nasri Sabarneh, the mayor of the Beit Omar town. The Israeli army said it is investigating the incident.
Israeli "soldiers" ruthlessly shot 12yr-old Mohammad al Alami in the chest while he was sitting in his parents car: it's cold blooded murder pic.twitter.com/iZ8Un6PQTf
— Sarah Wilkinson (@swilkinsonbc) July 28, 2021
This is the second such killing by Israelis in the last couple of days in the occupied West Bank. On Saturday, July 24, a 17-year-old Mohammed Munir al-Tamimi was shot by Israeli forces in Beita in Nablus district of the West Bank. Al-Tamimi died in a hospital later. He was shot while taking part in a demonstration against an illegal Israeli settlement near the town. At least 320 other Palestinians were wounded in the shooting, according to the Red Crescent.
This is Mohammed Muneer Al-Tamimi, 17 years old. Tonight he was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers invading his village of Nabi Saleh to violently suppress an unarmed demonstration against Israel’s theft of their land. #SayHisName #Palestine #RIP pic.twitter.com/e52UMjlSFZ
— Huwaida Arraf (@huwaidaarraf) July 23, 2021
On Tuesday, July 27, a 41-year-old Palestinian man Shadi Omar Lotfi Salim, a plumber by profession, was shot dead near Beita while he was walking home from work.
The deputy mayor of Beita was quoted saying by media organizations that Salim was killed in cold blood by the Israeli forces as there were no protests near the area where he was killed. The revelation counters the claims made by the Israeli army which said that Salim was approaching them with an iron bar in his hands when he was shot.
Water technician Shadi Omar Lotfi Salim, 41, was killed by Israeli forces near occupied West Bank village of Beita. Shadi had been working to deliver water to his town for years, as Israeli authorities cut off/lessened water supply to Beita
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— لينة (@LinahAlsaafin) July 28, 2021
Hundreds of Palestinians have been carrying out a weekly protest in opposition to the building of an illegal settlement called Eviatar by Israelis on a hilltop called Jabal Sabih in the region. Most Palestinians have their farmland and homes in the land Israeli’s wish to construct on. The illegal settlements are seen by Palestinians as an attempt to steal their land and force them to live in a ghetto surrounded by the Israeli military.
Following the protests, the Israeli government signed a deal which prompted the settlers to stop the construction. However, there is still no certainty as most of the illegal structures in the area remain intact.