March 20, 2019: Ra’ed Hashem Hamdan, 21, was killed by Israeli forces who shot him, along with Zeid Emad Nouri, 20, while in their vehicle near Joseph’s Tomb, in Nablus city, northern occupied West Bank. After the soldiers shot the two men, an Israeli army bulldozer proceeded to climb over and crush the vehicle they were in.
The two men, identified as Ra’ed Hashem Hamdan, 21, and Zeid Emad Nouri, 20, were left without treatment as paramedics were blocked by Israeli forces from approaching them.
Local medical sources confirmed that soldiers killed the two youth in cold blood, and walked over their vehicle while they were inside it.
Palestinians announced a general strike in Nablus, following the shooting.
The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said its medics rushed to the scene, but the soldiers stopped them, and refused to allow them to reach the two Palestinians, before the army moved their corpses to Huwwara military base, south of Nablus.
The PRCS added that the soldiers also opened fire at dozens of Palestinians, protesting the death of the two young men, and shot at least 12 with rubber-coated steel bullets, one with shrapnel, in addition to at least fifteen who suffered the effects of teargas inhalation.It added that the soldiers handed the bodies of the two Palestinians to its medics, on Wednesday morning.
It is worth mentioning that the soldiers invaded and ransacked many homes and occupied rooftops to use them as firing posts and military towers. The Israeli army claimed that a Molotov cocktail was reportedly hurled at the soldiers from a speeding car near Joseph’s Tomb area, in Nablus, before the soldiers opened fire, killing the two Palestinians.
In related news, the soldiers killed, on Tuesday at night, a young Palestinian man, identified as Omar Abu Laila, 19, who is suspected of killing two Israeli, last Sunday; the Palestinian was killed after the soldiers surrounded a home, and exchanged fire with him in Abwein village, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah.
Also in Ramallah the soldiers invaded Beit Sira village, west of the city, and shot a young man, identified as Abdullah Mohammad Abu Safiyya, 21, with two live rounds in the leg and shoulder.
The soldiers also abducted one Palestinian, identified as Samir Mahmoud ‘Aassi, 22, from Beit Liqya town, west of Ramallah.
Ra’ed was from Nablus, in the northern part of the West Bank. Source: IMEMC