Habes Abdul-Hafith Rayyan

November 02, 2022: Habes Abdul-Hafith Rayyan, 54, was killed by Israeli soldiers at a military roadblock west of Ramallah in the central part of the occupied West Bank.

The Israeli army said the soldiers shot the Palestinian after he reportedly rammed his car into soldiers at the military roadblock, seriously wounding one.

The sources stated that, after ramming his car into the soldiers, the Palestinian stepped out of his car stepping out of his car reportedly carrying a sharp object, before the soldier, who was on the ground, fired several rounds at him and killed him.

The wounded soldier was conscious after suffering limb wounds before he was evacuated to Shaare Zedek hospital in Jerusalem.

The Israeli hospital said the soldier arrived at the trauma unit Shaare Zedek in a critical condition and suffering from a multi-systematic injury.

Habes is the father of Qussai Rayyan, who Israeli soldiers abducted in September of this year, 2022, and he remains imprisoned, and former political prisoner Assem Rayyan; both are said to be members of the Islamic Jihad. The father is not known to have a political affiliation.

On October 30, Israeli soldiers Barakat Mousa Odah, 49, in what the army claimed was a car-ramming attack near Jericho, in the northeastern part of the occupied West Bank.

Habes was from Beit Duqqu town, northwest of occupied Jerusalem. Source: IMEMC