February 26, 2023: Hillel Yaniv, 22, was shot and killed along with his 20-year old brother Yagel, by an unknown assailant while driving near the illegal Israeli settlement of Har Bracha near Nablus.
Hillel had recently completed a three year term in the Israeli navy. Yagel was about to enlist in a combat unit in the Israeli military. Both were yeshiva (Jewish seminary school) students.
Israeli sources said the Israeli army and paramedics administered first aid to the two colonizers, who were unconscious and in critical condition, before rushing them to Rabin Medical Center in Petah Tikva, where they succumbed to their wounds.
According to Israeli Ynet News, the Palestinians fired at the colonizers from point-blank range and sped away. The colonizers were shot while driving their car in Huwwara.
The Israeli army initiated massive search campaigns in Huwwara and all surrounding areas and closed many streets to locate the shooters.
After the shooting, dozens of paramilitary colonizers invaded Huwwara, Burin, and Qaryout towns and burnt a Palestinian car.
The colonizers also attacked the home of Abdullah Huwwari in Huwwara and burnt the property.
They then attacked and burned over a hundred Palestinian homes in Huwwara village, under the protection of the Israeli army.
The army also closed Huwwara and Awarta military roadblocks and searched dozens of Palestinian vehicles before more troops were deployed in the area.
Dozens of Palestinians protested the closure of the Huwwara military roadblock before the army attacked them with live rounds, gas bombs, and concussion grenades.
Earlier Sunday, many paramilitary colonizers invaded Yanoun village, south of Nablus, attacked and detained a Palestinian family on their land while Israeli soldiers installed roadblocks and prevented the Palestinians from helping the family.
Also Sunday, Israeli military bulldozers uprooted Palestinian farmlands in Shoufa village, southeast of Tulkarem in the northern West Bank, after the army closed and isolated the entire area.
On February 23, 2023, Israeli soldiers killed Mohammad Nabil Fawzi Abu Sabah, 29, In Jenin, in the northern West Bank.
The day before Mohammad’s death, Israeli soldiers killed eleven Palestinians, injured more than 102, six seriously, and caused more than 250 Palestinians to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation and other minor wounds.
Hillel was from the illegal Israeli settlement of Har Bracha near Nablus. Source: IMEMC