Palestine: 2 Palestinians killed by Israeli forces in West Bank

By Qais Abu Samra

NABLUS, Palestine (AA): On Friday, Israeli forces killed two Palestinians and wounded two others in the northern West Bank.

Official Palestine TV stated: “Two Palestinians were killed by forces Israeli at the Huwwara checkpoint near Nablus, while two others were wounded.”

The two casualties are Ramzi Zubarah and Imad Abu Rashid, pioneering civil defense officers of national, organizational and community action, from the old Askar camp, east of Nablus, according to official Palestine TV.

Eyewitnesses told Anadolu Agency that in the early hours of Friday morning, the Israeli army opened fire at a Palestinian vehicle near the Huwwara military checkpoint, south of Nablus.

The Israeli army said that “a passing car shot a military site near the city of Nablus.”

“An Israeli army force that was carrying out proactive activity in the area spotted two suspicious vehicles in the area and shot them,” it added.

The Ministry said the Palestinian, Ramzi Sama Zabara, 35, from Askar refugee camp in Nablus, died from serious wounds he suffered after an Israeli soldier shot him in the heart.

The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed that the soldiers fired many live rounds at the car of Emad Abu Rashid, 47, shooting him with several bullets in the abdomen and the head.

Ramzi and Emad Abu Rashid, 47, who was killed at dawn, are members of the Palestinian Civil Defense that provides emergency services to the Palestinians, including medical, firefighting, and recrew operations and training.

Palestinian medics rushed to the area, but the soldiers refused to allow them to provide any treatment to Emad or the other seriously wounded Palestinians.

The medics were later allowed to take Emad to Rafidia Hospital in Nablus, where the doctors tried to save his life, but he succumbed to his wounds.

Separate areas of the West Bank have witnessed a noticeable escalation and an increase in the pace of Israeli forces’ operations since the beginning of 2022.

*Ikram Imane Kouachi in Ankara contributed to this report

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[Photo: Israeli forces interrogate a Palestinian ahead of a checkpoint in Nablus, West Bank on October 25, 2022. Photojournalist :Issam Rimawi/AA]

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