Israeli Forces Shoot, Kill Palestinian Man Near Jerusalem


Israeli forces shot and killed, on Thursday, a Palestinian man in the village of Beit Duqqu, northwest of occupied East Jerusalem, during a military incursion, according to local sources.

At dawn Thursday, Israeli forces stormed the village, deploying unmanned arial vehicles in the area, to raid the home of a Palestinian man who was shot and killed on Wednesday after an alleged ramming attack.

Soldiers invaded the western part of the village, which sparked protests among local Palestinian youths who threw stones at the armored military vehicles.

The home of Habbas ‘Abdul Hafiz Rayan, 54, who caused the injury of a soldier, on Wednesday, at a military roadblock near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, was invaded by Israeli troops.

During the search of the home, soldiers fired live rounds, rubber coated steel rounds, and tear gas canisters at Palestinian protestors who gathered and threw stones at the army.

Later, soldiers opened live fire towards Palestinians who were in the vicinity of the home of citizen Mostafa Mirar.

Dawoud Mahmoud Khalil Rayan – WAFA

Soldiers shot an unarmed Palestinian man, identified as Dawoud Mahmoud Khalil Rayan, 42, in the chest with live ammunition, who fell to the ground.

The owner of the home, Mostafa Mirar, pulled the seriously wounded Rayan onto the yard of the home and called an ambulance.

A medical crew quickly arrived, however occupation forces denied them access to the critically injured man.

After thirty minutes, the ambulance was permitted to transfer the victim to the Ramallah Hospital, where he was pronounced dead from the severe injury, the Ministry of Health confirmed.

The army alleged that protestors threw stones and Molotov cocktails, however eyewitness accounts refute these claims.

It is important to note that the slain man was the father of seven children.

Mourners gathered at the Palestine Medical Complex in Ramallah and proceeded to the Rayan family home in Beit Duqqu, where his relatives payed their respects.

Local Palestinians carried on their shoulders, the body of the slain man, wrapped in the flag of Palestine, and marched the streets chanting angry slogans condemning the constant violations of the occupation.

At the village mosque, the funeral prayer was performed and the body was laid to rest in the local cemetery.

[The funeral of the martyr Daoud Rayan, 42, in the town of Beit Duqqu, northwest of Jerusalem – WAFA/YouTube]

Sources: PCHR, WAFA, WAFA, WAFA

Photo: Mustafa Abu Dayyah/WAFA



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