One Palestinian killed and 300 wounded by settler mob


On Sunday night, Israeli settlers attacked several towns in Nablus, in the north of the occupied West Bank, killing one Palestinian and wounding more than 300, it said. EFE and reported material damage in at least 75 houses that were burned along with more than 100 cars.

Among the damage to homes, at least 35 were completely destroyed and some forty partially damaged, according to the Palestinian media that documented the events last night.

Among the images released is how settlers killed an entire herd of sheep and uprooted olive trees and other crops from Palestinian farmers.

The report indicates that hundreds of settlers armed with knives, sticks, stones, and even with firearms, broke into the Palestinian towns of Huwara, Burin, Zatara, Odala and Asira al Qabaliyya on Sunday night, in a coordinated attack, with support of Israeli occupying forces against Palestinians.

The mob claimed retaliation for the attack, hours earlier, by a Palestinian who shot two settlers dead.

Sameh Hamdala, a 37-year-old Palestinian, was killed during a mob attack by settlers shooting him in the abdomen in the village of Zatara, the Palestinian Ministry of Health confirmed.

The Red Crescent reported that it treated more than a hundred injured and that three of its ambulances were attacked by settlers while doing their work.

The attack by the settlers is part of the serious upsurge in violence with attacks by settlers and attacks by Palestinians, after an intensification of the criminal raids carried out by the occupying entity in the Palestinian territories since the return to power of the far-right Netanyahu and his ruling coalition Jewish Power who regularly send the Israeli Army to the occupied West Bank to attack the Palestinian residents of Nablus and Jenin, in the north of the country.

Last Wednesday eleven Palestinians died at the hands of Israeli troops as during an incursion, thus determining the deadliest incident in the West Bank since 2005, since the UN has kept track of the attacks.

So far this year, 63 Palestinians have been killed in the conflict, the most violent start to a year since 2000, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health, and after 2022 ended as the deadliest year for Palestinians in the West Bank since the end of the Second Intifada. On the Israeli side, 13 people have died.

Palestine asks the international community to repudiate the death penalty project from Israel

The Palestinian Foreign Ministry condemned this Sunday the Israeli bill that seeks to impose the death penalty on those that Tel Aviv considers to be alleged Arab “terrorists”, it points out. Telesur.

It is worth noting that the thousands of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, whose detentions are denounced as arbitrary, are usually accused of terrorism and the processes that follow them are branded as unfair and rigged to guarantee the sentences that, if the bill is approved advanced by the extremist government of Benjamin Netanyahu, they would all be sentenced to death.

Regarding the measure announced by Tel Aviv, Israel’s attorney general, Gali Baharav-Miara, called the bill to impose the death penalty on those Palestinians accused of killing Jews unconstitutional.

This was reported this Sunday in the local Israeli press, in which the official pointed out that the initiative promoted by the Minister of National Security, Itamar Ben-Gvir, will not serve as a deterrent.

Through a statement, the Palestinian Foreign Ministry indicated that it rejects “the barbaric reinstatement of the death penalty as a pretext to legitimize its annexation and strengthen its apartheid regime, in violation of its obligation under International Law.”

The draft legislation that promotes the death penalty, a procedure that has not been applied for 60 years, is promoted by the ruling far-right coalition Jewish Power must be approved by five more instances before it enters into force.

“The death penalty violates the fundamental rights of the Palestinian people to life, non-discrimination and self-determination. It is a cruel, barbaric and inhuman bill rooted in Jewish supremacy” he stressed Palestinian diplomacy and urged the world to put pressure on the Zionist State of Israel to stop the barbarism that this implies.


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