Three Palestinians were killed last night in two clashes with the Israeli army. According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health in the village of Kafr Ain (Ramallah) two brothers were shot dead by Israeli military fire. The Israeli military is investigating the circumstances of this incident. Meanwhile, a military spokesman reported that in Beit Umar (Hebron) a Palestinian was fatally shot in a firefight with Palestinian militiamen.
The victims, very young, are Thafer and Jawad Abdul Rahman Rimawi aged 21 and 22 and another man aged 44, Mufeed Mohammad Khalilwho died after being shot in the head during clashes with soldiers in Beit Ummar.
The Prime Minister of the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) Muhammad Shtayyeh he called the killing of the two brothers in Hebron “a heinous crime”. “An escalation-he added he quoted by Wafa-that leads the harbinger of great dangers”. “With the continued declaration of war on our people, one of the pillars of the current and new Israeli government, we ask the countries of the world to intervene urgently – he denounced – to stop and curb the Israeli killing machine”.
Another attack then occurred near the illegal settlement of Migron a north of Jerusalemin what is suspected to be a terrorist attack, where a 20-year-old Israeli girl was hit by a car. The Palestinian behind the wheel was “neutralized” by Israeli police after a short chase. The young woman was taken to the hospital with a serious head injury.
Always on the periphery of the holy city, a week ago, during rush hour, two bombs exploded at bus stops bus killing a 16-year-old boy and wounding at least 14 others, in what Israeli authorities deemed a “coordinated terrorist attack” by Palestinian militants. The victim was a 16-year-old Canadian-born student.
The bus hit in East Jerusalem a week ago
“The conflict is reaching a boiling point again. This increase in violence in the Occupied Palestinian Territory comes against the backdrop of a stalled peace process and entrenched occupation, amid growing economic and institutional challenges,” warned the United Nations Special Coordinator for the Palestinian Peace Process in Middle East, Tor Wennesland. “The high levels of violence in the West Bank and Israel in recent months, including attacks against Israeli and Palestinian civilians, and the increased use of weapons have caused severe human suffering,” he stressed speaking at the United Nations Security Council.