August 7th, 2021: Emad Ali Dwaikat, 37, was shot and killed by Israeli forces who fired live rounds at unarmed demonstrators in the northern West Bank village of Beita, south of Nablus, during a demonstration in rejection of the continued expropriation of Palestinian land.
Emad was a father of five children, the youngest being only two months old. He was killed with a live round in his chest, causing life threatening wounds.
The critically injured man was rushed to Rafidia hospital in Nablus, where he was pronounced dead by medical staff.
The army also targeted a photo-journalist covering the demonstration, shooting him in the knee with a rubber-coated steel round, he was treated by medics on the scene.
Sources confirmed that at least 20 protesters were injured with rubber-coated steel rounds, two were struck with teargas canisters, five suffered from falls while being pursued by soldiers, and 31 people suffered the effects of teargas inhalation.
Hundreds of Palestinians participated in the funeral procession for the father of five, which began at Rafidia hospital and headed towards the slain victim’s home, Quds News Network reported.
- The moment when Palestinian cameraman is shot by Israeli forces with a steel round to the knee:
Emad was from Beita, south of Nablus, in the northern West Bank. Source: IMEMC