Death toll includes 25 minors and five women
RAMALLAH, Palestine – Three Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank and Gaza on the 11th Friday of the third Palestinian “intifada” (uprising), according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health.
The ministry said that 55-year-old Issa Haroub was killed by Israeli forces under the pretext that he attempted to run over Israeli soldiers in Halhoul near Hebron.
The Palestinian Red Crescent said that the Israeli army did not allow medical crews to provide assistance to Haroub and left him to bleed to death.
Later on Friday, another young Palestinian man was killed during clashes with Israeli forces near Ras Al-Joura in Hebron.
According to the Palestinian Health Ministry, 24-year-old Oddai Arshid was killed after a bullet hit him in the chest.
Oddai is the oldest brother of Dania Arsheed who was killed a few weeks ago near the Al-Ibrahimi Mosque under the pretext of an alleged stabbing attack.
In Gaza, 34-year-old Sami Madi was killed after an Israeli sniper shot him in the chest during clashes near Al-Bureij refugee camp in southern Gaza.
According to the Palestinian Health Ministry, Friday’s killings bring the total number of Palestinians shot dead by Israeli forces since Oct. 1 to 121, including 25 minors and five women.
At least 90 of those slain were killed “in cold blood”, according to the ministry.
The last nine weeks have also left 22 Israelis dead.
The anger behind a recent uptick in violence has been attributed by several observers to a July arson attack in the West Bank, by suspected Jewish settlers, that killed 18-month-old Palestinian child Ali Dawabsheh and his parents.