Israeli security forces killed a Palestinian man at the entrance of Beit Ur al-Tahta, west of the Palestinian capital of Ramallah, on Tuesday, August 31. The Palestinian man killed was identified as 39-year-old Ra’ed Jadallah. Israeli army soldiers attacked him while he and some other Palestinians who work in Israel tried to cross the Israeli apartheid wall to go back home.
Reports said that Jadallah was shot five times with live ammunition and left on the ground to bleed to death. Palestinian medics moved his body to a Palestinian medical complex in Ramallah later. A Palestinian was also shot in a similar incident near a military checkpoint at the entrance of Ni’lin village, west of Ramallah. It’s still unknown whether he survived or not.
Israeli forces also conducted raids across the occupied West Bank late on Tuesday night, kidnapping five Palestinians, including two under 18. On Tuesday night, three others were arrested from parts of Bethlehem. Soldiers also raided the town of Birzeit. They attacked the Palestinian residents using gas bombs, concussion grenades, and live ammunition. Similar raids were also carried out in Kobar, where they abducted a Palestinian identified as Ma’an Maher Barghouthi.
Israeli forces routinely carry out violent raids across the occupied territories. Thousands of Palestinians have been killed, injured, and jailed as a result. Palestinian prisoners’ rights groups say that approximately 5500 Palestinians are currently Israeli prisoners, many under administrative detention without charge or trial.