Nihad Amin Barghouthi

February 15, 2022: Nihad Amin Barghouthi, 24, was killed by Israeli soldiers in Nabi Saleh village, northwest of Ramallah, in the central part of the occupied West Bank.

Media sources said the young man from Kafr Ein village, northwest of Ramallah, was shot in the abdomen and was rushed to the Istishari Hospital in Ramallah but succumbed to his serious wounds.

His brother said Nihad was abducted by the soldiers when he was only sixteen and was imprisoned for nearly a year.

He added that Nihad was also shot by the soldiers before and was imprisoned for a month before being released on bail.

The brother also said that protests were taking place in the area and that the Nihad wasn’t hiding or running but was in an open area, clearly visible by the soldiers at a distance.

An off-duty medic who lives nearby told Quds News Network (QNN) that the young man was not among the protesters but was walking in the area when the soldiers fired two rounds at him, hitting him with one.

“I rushed to help him and tried to talk to him, but he wasn’t alert, although he was still conscious…” the medic said, “We live in a village, no medical center or a hospital nearby, and then some Palestinians rushed to help before we took him in a civilian car to the hospital…”

Video By Quds News

Local activist Bilal Tamimi said the soldiers attacked Palestinian protesters at the village’s main entrance.

He added that the army fired many live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs, and concussion grenades at the Palestinians, causing several injuries.

Nihad was from Kafr Ein village, northwest of Ramallah. Source: IMEMC

Video By Palestine Times