October 22, 2022: Rabi Arafa Rabi, 32, a Palestinian worker from Qalqilia, was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers near a military roadblock of a section of the illegal Annexation Wall southeast of Qalqilia, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.
Media sources said the soldiers shot the workers near a military roadblock, known as 109, close to Nabi Elias village, when the army fired many live rounds at Palestinian workers trying to cross.
The Palestinian Health Ministry said the soldiers shot the worker, Rabi Arafa Rabi, 32, with a live round in the head. Palestinian medics rushed him to Darwish Nazzal governmental hospital in Qalqilia, then to Rafidia hospital in Nablus, where he succumbed to his serious wounds.
The slain man’s father, from Qalqilia, said the soldiers executed his son in cold blood, adding that Rabi was just a construction worker trying to earn a living and was engaged to be married this coming Friday.
Palestine TV said Israeli colonizers closed several streets in the area and attacked dozens of Palestinian and their cars, before the soldiers invaded it and started firing live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs and concussion grenades.
It is worth mentioning that the army frequently attacks, chases, injures, and abducts Palestinian workers near the gates of the illegal Annexation Wall near Qalqilia, Jenin, and other parts of the West Bank.
Palestinian workers from these areas had for decades been able to work in Israel, but since 2003, Israeli forces have constructed a massive Wall and prevented the workforce from reaching their jobs.
Rabi was from Qalqilia, in the northern West Bank. Source: IMEMC