Hamdi Taleb Na’san

January 26, 2019: Hamdi Taleb Sa’ada Na’san, 38, a father of four young children, was killed with a bullet to his back by a group of illegal Israeli colonialist settlers invaded the northern part of the al-Mughayyir village, east of the central West Bank city of Ramallah.

According to an investigation by the Palestinian Center for Human Rights, at approximately 15:30 on Saturday, 26 January 2019, a group of Israeli settlers moved into al-Moghayer village, northeast of Ramallah, and rioted on the streets while opening fire at several houses, breaking all the houses’ windows.  Meanwhile, dozens of Palestinian youngsters and young men gathered to throw stones and empty bottles at them.

In response, the settlers immediately and randomly fired a barrage of bullets, wounding Hamdi Taleb al-Na’asan (38) with a bullet that entered his lower back, hit the lungs and then exited from the chest.

As a result, Hamdi fell on the ground and was taken immediately via an ambulance belonging to the Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS) to Palestine Medical Complex in Ramallah, where his death was declared soon after his arrival, due to arriving in a very critical condition.

Following that, the Israeli forces moved into the village to provide protection for the Israeli paramilitary settlers and opened fire at the Palestinian protesters.  As a result, 22 civilians were wounded with bullets; 8 of them were taken to the Palestine Medical Complex, 6 were taken to the Istishari Arab Hospital in al-Rihan Suburb, north of Ramallah, and 8 were taken to the medical center in nearby Termes’aya village. At least one of the civilians shot by the soldiers was critically injured, a number of the others were moderately wounded.

One of the wounded Palestinians was shot with a live round in his mouth, before he was rushed to the Istishari hospital, in Ramallah, in a moderate-but-stable condition.

The Palestinian Health Ministry noted that Hamdi was shot with a live round in his back, and the bullet was logged in the upper abdomen.

When the colonist paramilitary settlers attempted to invade the village, dozens of Palestinians, from the nearby Abu Falah village, rushed to aid the residents of al-Mughayyir, and were also attacked by the soldiers and the colonialist settlers, who fired a barrage of live rounds at them, preventing them from entering the village.

It is worth mentioning that Abu Na’san is a former political prisoner who was imprisoned by Israel for eight years.

Hamdi Nasan and his children

The slain Palestinian man is a married father of four children, the youngest of which was born less than a year ago.

On Saturday at dawn, Israeli police officers shot and killed a  Palestinian man, after the officers opened fire at his car in Bab al-‘Amoud (Damascus Gate) area, in occupied Jerusalem.

The slain Palestinian was identified as Riyad Mohammad Hammad Shamasneh, 37, from Qotna town, northwest of occupied East Jerusalem.

In a statement, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas denounced the seriously escalating violations, carried out by Israeli soldiers and the illegal colonialist settlers, against the unarmed Palestinian civilians, their homes and lands.Ayman Ahmad Hamed

On Friday evening, the soldiers killed a Palestinian teen, identified as Ayman Ahmad Othman Hamed, 17,  from Silwad town, east of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and wounded another Palestinian, in addition to moderately injuring a young man in ar-Reesan Mountain area, west of Ramallah.

Hamdi was from al-Mughayyir village, east of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. Source: IMEMC