Meir Tamari

May 30, 2023: Meir Tamari, 30, was killed in a drive-by shooting from a Palestinian car close to the illegal Hermesh colony near Tulkarem in the northwestern part of the occupied West Bank.

Israeli sources confirmed that Meir suffered several gunshot wounds to the chest and shoulders and received treatment from Israeli medics who rushed him to Hillel Yaffe Medical Center in Hadera but succumbed to his injuries.

The sources said the shooter fired at least seven live rounds from an M16 rifle and sped towards Jenin, in the northern West Bank.

Israeli Haaretz said Meir made his way to the entrance of Hermesh colony before he was evacuated to Hillel Yaffeh Medical Center in Hadera and was pronounced dead a few hours later.

Israeli soldiers installed many roadblocks in the area and initiated a massive search campaign in the area, looking for the Palestinian car.

The army said a Palestinian driver sped and bypassed a colonialist settlers’ car before firing several live rounds at it and fleeing the scene.

The Israeli army initiated a massive search campaign in the area and set up roadblocks in an effort to locate the shooters.

The Al-Aqsa Brigades, the armed wing of the Fateh movement, claimed responsibility for the shooting and said its fighters managed to escape unharmed.

It stated the shooting comes in retaliation to the escalating Israeli crimes against the Palestinian people, including the ongoing assassinations and killings of fighters and civilians.

The Brigades added that its fighters also exchanged fire with Israeli soldiers who invaded Nur Shams refugee camp at dawn and managed to detonate explosive charges near military vehicles.

On Monday evening, many paramilitary Israeli colonizers invaded Deir Dibwan town, east of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, attacked and injured several Palestinians, caused damage to cars, and burnt crops while Israeli soldiers fired at the Palestinians who tried to defend themselves.

Also, the paramilitary colonizers burnt Palestinian palm trees in Burqa town, northwest of Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

Earlier Monday, Israeli soldiers invaded Jenin city, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, killed an intelligence officer, injured eight Palestinians, one seriously, and abducted six others.

The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed that the soldiers killed Ashraf Mohammad Amin Ibrahim, 38, after shooting him with two expanding bullets in the chest and the abdomen.

Israel’s colonies in the occupied West Bank, including those in and around occupied East Jerusalem, are illegal under International Law, the Fourth Geneva Convention, and various United Nations and Security Council resolutions. They also constitute war crimes under International Law.

Article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention states: “The Occupying Power shall not deport or transfer parts of its own civilian population into the territory it occupies.” It also prohibits the “individual or mass forcible transfers, as well as deportations of protected persons from occupied territory.”

This post will be updated when more information is available. Source: IMEMC