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Funeral Ceremony Of Slain Palestinian Held In Nabi Saleh, One Injured

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Hundreds of Palestinians participated, on Wednesday evening, in the funeral ceremony of Ezzeddin Abdul-Hafith Tamimi, 21, who was assassinated earlier by Israeli soldiers in Nabi Saleh


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fly b (26)
Wednesday June 6, 2018, 7:14 pm
Hundreds of Palestinians participated, on Wednesday evening, in the funeral ceremony of Ezzeddin Abdul-Hafith Tamimi, 21, who was assassinated earlier by Israeli soldiers in Nabi Saleh village, north of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. The soldiers also shot one Palestinian following the burial.

Ezzeddin Tamimi was shot from a very close range, when the soldiers who were less than two meters away from him, logged three bullets in his body, and left him to bleed to death near his home, for more than one hour.

The soldiers prevented medics and residents from approaching the young man, took his corpse away and later in the day, handed his body to the Palestinian side at the Atara military roadblock, north of Ramallah, after closing the entire area.

After receiving his corpse, the Palestinians marched carrying him on their shoulders, and headed to his home, before taking him to the local mosque.

He was then carried in a massive procession to the local graveyard, where he was buried, while the Palestinians chanted demanding retaliation to escalating Israeli crimes and calling on the Palestinian Authority (P.A.) to end all forms of security coordination with the occupation.

In addition, the soldiers attacked dozens of Palestinian protesters, following the funeral ceremony of the slain man, and shot a young man with a rubber-coated steel bullet in his head, causing a moderate injury.

In related news, the soldiers shot a young man with a live round, near Malka Junction, southeast of Gaza city, after some Palestinians managed to cut sections of the border fence.

On its part, the Palestinian government in the West Bank called on the international community to ensure the implementation of International Law, and all related United Nations and Security Council resolutions.

It said that only ending the illegal occupation of Palestine, and the liberation of its people, can bring peace and stability to the region.

The government added that the murder of Tamimi is another crime added to a long black list of Israeli crimes and violations, and only comes one day after Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, described during his visit to Paris, the Palestinian protesters as terrorists.

“Netanyahu is justifying the cold-blooded murder of Palestinian medic, Razan Najjar, in Gaza, and the murder of women and children, during nonviolent protests in the coastal region,” the statement reads, “Encouraged by the United States, especially its President Donald Trump, and the silence of the International Community, Israel feels protected to continue its crimes against our people with complete impunity.”

fly b (26)
Wednesday June 6, 2018, 7:16 pm

Wake up people. The u.s. has given Israel, billions and billions of $$$$ for over seventy years!!!!!!

All free!
All from American taxes.
All to pay for Israeli military and nuclear weapons.
And more

fly b (26)
Wednesday June 6, 2018, 7:26 pm
Israeli state regime has been targeting the Tamimi family for many years. Many have been shot, killed and imprisoned, without charge, under 'administrative detention' - which is illegal under international law.

When will it stop? When will the international community stop Israeli crimes against Palestinians?

When Americans get up, stand up, and tell their representatives and the White House - NO! stop the gravy train, now!
Stop the killings, funded by the U.S. and citizen taxes. Call in, today!! Contact, email your representatives, in the U.S., Canada, and elsewhere. End the illegal occupation of Palestine-siege of Gaza!

This are racist, apartheid, crimes against humanity. Free Palestine!

Israeli forces shoot and kill Izz al-Din Tamimi in Nabi Saleh.

Nabi Saleh, occupied West Bank — Janna Jihad woke up to gunshots and commotion outside her window around 10 a.m Wednesday morning, a familiar sound in the central occupied West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, home of imprisoned teenage activist Ahed Tamimi.

Israeli forces had just shot her distant cousin, 21-year-old Izz al-Din Tamimi, at least two times with live ammunition during confrontations that erupted following an Israeli military raid on the village.

“They were just 10 meters from my bedroom window, in our garden. I saw someone who was injured and there was a lot of blood,” Janna, a local teenage journalist, told Mondoweiss, added that she saw Tamimi with a bullet wound to the neck and chest.

“We tried to take him to the hospital but they [soldiers] were beating and kicking him, and wouldn’t let us. They arrested him and took him into their military jeep, and then into the military tower in the village for more than half an hour.”

According to Janna and her mother, Nawal, Izz Tamimi was left bleeding for over thirty minutes before an ambulance arrived and Israeli forces handed his body over to be evacuated to a hospital in Ramallah.

But by the time the ambulance arrived, he was dead.

Video of the events on Wednesday corroborate Janna and Nawal’s testimony. Filmed by Nabi Saleh resident Mohammad Atallah Tamimi, the video seems to being just moments after the shooting took place.

The video, which was live streamed, showed nearly a dozen Israeli soldiers crowding around a bloody and unresponsive Tamimi, seemingly trying to place him on a stretcher.

Mohammad and other residents can be heard imploring soldiers to take Izz to the hospital for treatment. In the video, Mohammad can also be heard saying that Israeli forces targeted Izz from a point blank range.

Footage showed Israeli forces firing sound bombs in the direction of the crowd as they followed soldiers to the jeep.

An Israeli army spokesperson told Mondoweiss that Tamimi was participating in stone throwing against the armed soldiers when he was shot.

According to the spokesperson, during the confrontation with soldiers, Tamimi allegedly “flanked the troops and hurled the rock, striking a soldier’s head.”

“In response, the soldier who was hit by the rock fired towards the Palestinian, who was injured and medically treated by IDF troops at the scene. Despite this, the Palestinian died,” the spokesperson said.

Despite Tamimi allegedly striking a soldier in the head, the Israeli army spokesperson told Mondoweiss that no Israeli soldiers were injured during the incident, adding that the situation was being “examined.”

The testimony of the Israeli army and the suggestion that Tamimi was killed in self defense is highly disputed by Palestinians in Nabi Saleh, who claimed that two days prior to his killing, Tamimi was threatened by Israeli soldiers.

“After Izz al-Din was killed, I went to his mother’s house to pay my respects, and she told me that two days ago soldiers came to her house and told her ‘we will kill your son and leave you crying’,” Nawal Tamimi told Mondoweiss.

Izz al-Din Tamimi was reportedly wanted for stone-throwing by soldiers, and according to locals, prior to the alleged threats made against him to his mother, Israeli soldiers had tried and failed on five separate occasions to arrest the young man.

“I think that they killed him on purpose. I think that they came to kill him,” Jihad told Mondoweiss, noting that several other young men were throwing stones at soldiers, but “they didn’t shoot at anyone else, just at him.”

Jihad, who began her career as the “youngest journalist in Palestine” after two members of her family were killed when she was just seven years old, implored the international community to “stand with us and support all the children and young men and women in Palestine who are targeted by the Israeli occupation.”

The case of Izz al-Din Tamimi’s death has been likened to the January killing of 16-year-old Musaab Tamimi, in Nabi Saleh’s sister village of Deir Nitham.

Musaab Tamimi was also shot in the neck during confrontations with Israeli soldiers, jut days after allegedly receiving death threats from Israeli soldiers.

The Tamimi family of Nabi Saleh is well known internationally for their activism against the Israeli occupation, which maintains a heavy, near-constant presence in their village.

The village has been in the spotlight since 17-year-old Ahed Tamimi was arrested and sentenced to eight months in prison for slapping and kicking an Israeli soldier in attempts to prevent him from encroaching on her family’s property.

Since then, dozens of Ahed’s close and distant family members have been arrested and imprisoned by Israeli forces, in what locals have called a campaign of collective punishment against the village.

According to locals, there are currently 18 members of the Tamimi family in Israeli prison, including six minors.

Judy C (91)
Wednesday June 6, 2018, 7:34 pm
It's so sickening to see this going on and on. The excessive brutality is even more outrageous. Most people here seem not to have a clue about what is going on, as you say, with our financial backing. This is fueled by revenge, like a common gang vendetta.

fly b (26)
Wednesday June 6, 2018, 7:45 pm
Most people do not have a clue, you're so right, Judy!!

So much most of us don't know about. This is so heinous.
It's been going on for seven decades, about!!
No one lifts an eyebrow, or know of these atrocities.
No one can deny Black history and Native American human rights' crimes!
This is not on the nightly news, either.
But should be!!

fly b (26)
Wednesday June 6, 2018, 8:29 pm
Israeli Army Kills Palestinian Youth in Occupied West Bank (VIDEO) 2:46
An Israeli soldier has killed a Palestinian youth during a raid in the occupied West Bank village of Nabi Saleh.

Ezzadin Tamimi was shot dead when troops came to arrest him over alleged stone throwing, the Maan News Agency said on Wednesday.

The soldier struck the 21-year-old with three bullets to the neck from a distance of around 45 meters, according to Palestinian activists.

Video shared on YouTube by residents of the village shows the young man wounded on the ground.

The Israeli army said one of its soldiers was hit by a rock while conducting the arrest and responded by shooting.

(AJE, PC, Social Media)
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