A Palestinian man has been killed by an Israeli settler within the occupied West Financial institution, based on the Palestinian well being ministry.
The ministry mentioned 28-year-old Alaa Qaysiyeh was shot useless “by the occupation” south of Hebron within the southern space of the West Financial institution on Friday.
The Israeli navy mentioned the Palestinian man tried to stab a resident within the Tene Omarim settlement and was shot by an armed civilian. Israeli settlements within the occupied territory are unlawful beneath worldwide regulation.
The navy mentioned the assailant was “neutralised” and there have been no Israeli casualties.
The incident occurred as individuals within the settlement had been gathering for prayers for the Jewish Shavuot pageant, Israeli media reported.
Safety digicam footage from the location seems to indicate a Palestinian male crawling in beneath a gate and strolling into the settlement whereas holding a knife. The video doesn’t present the alleged stabbing try or the person being shot.
Qaysiyeh’s sister-in-law, Nana, instructed the Reuters information company that the youngest of 9 siblings labored intermittently, largely saved to himself and was not a member of any armed teams.
She mentioned his brother Murad, her husband, was launched six months in the past after 17 years in an Israeli jail on accusations of firing at an unlawful settlement and wounding three individuals.
No armed teams claimed Qaysiyeh as a member.
Violence has surged within the Israeli-Palestinian battle for greater than a yr, with frequent Israeli navy raids and settler violence within the occupied West Financial institution amid a spate of Palestinian assaults on Israelis.
Since January, greater than 140 Palestinians and at the least 19 Israelis and foreigners have been killed.
Israel occupied the West Financial institution, which Palestinians need because the core of an unbiased state, within the 1967 Center East battle. US-sponsored statehood talks have been frozen since 2014, whereas Israel has maintained navy rule over hundreds of thousands of Palestinians and continued to develop unlawful Jewish settlements.
The incident got here as a number of European nations condemned Israeli demolitions and settler violence within the occupied West Financial institution, which flared once more as Palestinian farmers mentioned Jewish settlers fired at them whereas they had been engaged on their agricultural land.
Bashar al-Qaryuti, a area researcher with the St Yves rights group, mentioned Jewish settlers harassed Palestinian farmers in three totally different areas of the West Financial institution, with the backing of Israeli troopers on Friday.
Within the village of al-Mughayyir close to the town of Ramallah, Palestinians mentioned settlers fired and hurled stones at them as they had been engaged on their land, then set their automobiles on hearth, setting off clashes.
“We had been shifting bales of hay when the settlers arrived with troopers and began firing at us,” mentioned Murad Abu Alia, who mentioned he counted at the least 25 settlers who descended from the unlawful settlement outpost of Adei Advert.
Attaf al-Naasan instructed Reuters the settlers poured gasoline on his automobile and set it on hearth because the troopers watched and prevented him from reaching it.
The Palestinian well being ministry mentioned it was treating 5 individuals who arrived from al-Mughayyir, one with a important bullet wound within the head and 4 others who had been hit by stones and had been in a secure situation.
The navy mentioned Israelis and Palestinians hurled stones at one another within the space, leading to accidents on each side. It mentioned the Israelis additionally fired into the air and set a number of automobiles on hearth, and the forces responded utilizing riot dispersal means.
A European Union delegation to the Palestinians issued statements condemning Friday’s settler violence and calling on Israel to “halt all confiscations and demolitions within the occupied West Financial institution, to return or compensate for donor funded humanitarian gadgets and to provide unimpeded humanitarian entry”.