October 25, 2020: Amer Abdul-Rahim Snobar, 17, was killed by Israeli soldiers who repeatedly struck and assaulted him, after they had chased his car and opened fire at it, on the main Ramallah-Nablus road, in the occupied West Bank.
They added that the soldiers fired several live rounds at the car, and then repeatedly assaulted Sobar, including hitting him with rifle-butts, inflicting serious wounds, but did not attempt to abduct him or move him to an Israeli medical center.
Palestinian medics were called to the scene and provided the seriously wounded young man with vital first aid before rushing him to Palestine Medical Complex in Ramallah.
Initial reports indicated that the young man was shot in his car, but eyewitnesses confirmed he was not injured by the bullets, but instead, all his wounds were inflicted by the soldiers who brutally assaulted him.
Dr. Ahmad al-Bitwati, the head of Ramallah Medical Complex in Ramallah, told Palestine TV that Snobar was not shot, but died as a result of injuries sustained from an attack by Israeli forces.
“There were visible signs of beatings on Snobar’s neck,” Bitawi said.
The medical center also confirmed reported that the injuries to Snobar’s neck were consistent with being beaten with the butts of Israeli soldiers’ rifles.
Al-Bitawi added that the Palestinian was already dead when the Palestinian ambulance arrived at the medical center.
Furthermore, Defense for Children International (DCI)- Palestine Branch said Snobar was helping his 17-year-old friend move his broken-down car near the village of Turmus Ayya, located northeast of Ramallah when Israeli forces arrived at the scene.
It added that the friend managed to flee on foot to some nearby trees where he became an eyewitness to Snobar’s killing. Snobar was surrounded by Israeli forces and placed in a chokehold before being beaten and killed by Israeli forces, according to the eyewitness. Snobar was later transferred by ambulance to a Ramallah hospital where he was pronounced dead.
On Saturday evening, the soldiers closed Beit Iksa and Qalandia roadblocks, north of Jerusalem, and prevented the Palestinians from crossing in both directions.
The soldiers searched dozens of cars and interrogated many Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards, before the army invaded the al-Ram town, north of Jerusalem, and chased many young men.
Israeli sources quoted the army claiming that pipe bombs were hurled at the Qalandia terminal, causing no injuries or damage and that an army sapper was called to the scene.
Amer was from Yitma village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. Source: IMEMC