In just two weeks between August 16 and September 1, the Israeli army killed four Palestinians, one of them succumbed to earlier wounds, detained at least 250 others, and demolished 55 Palestinian-owned structures in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, according to the biweekly Protection of Civilians Report published by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in the occupied Palestinian territory.
It said that on 1 September, one Palestinian man was shot and killed by Israeli forces in Ramallah city during a search and arrest operation. On 19 August, a 53-year-old Palestinian man was shot and killed in an Israeli search and arrest operation in Tubas city. The man was passing by when he was shot in the head and killed. On 18 August, an 18-year-old Palestinian was shot and killed by Israeli forces accompanying Israeli settlers to Joseph’s Tomb in Nablus city. So far in 2022, Israeli forces have killed three Palestinians, including one child, and have injured more than 400 Palestinians, while they were accompanying Israeli settlers to this site.
A 25-year-old Palestinian man succumbed to wounds sustained on 9 August, when Israeli forces shot him in Nablus city during a military operation. Three other Palestinians, including one boy, were killed on that day. This death brings to 75 the total number of Palestinians killed by Israeli forces in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, since the beginning of the year.
During the two-week reporting period, Israeli forces conducted a total of 108 search-and-arrest operations and arrested 136 Palestinians in the West Bank. Across the West Bank, said OCHA. In total, 248 Palestinians, including at least 42 children, were injured by Israeli forces across the West Bank. 103 of the injuries were recorded near Beita and Beit Dajan (both in Nablus), and Kafr Qaddum (Qalqilya) in anti-settlement protests. Another 39 Palestinians were injured during search-and-arrest operations and 31 additional injuries were reported following the raid on the offices of civil society organizations as Israeli forces fired rubber-coated metal bullets and tear gas canisters at Palestinians who threw stones in protest at the Israeli military raid.
Source : Palestine News and Info Agency