Khaled Maher Nofal

February 5th, 2020: Khaled Maher Nofal, 34, was shot and killed by a paramilitary illegal Israeli colonialist settler near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, after he reportedly attempted to break into a house.

According to the Israeli military, Khaled, who was unarmed, attempted to break into a home in the illegal Sadeh Ephraim colony, which was installed on privately-owned Palestinian lands.

The army also claimed that, at about 3:45 in the morning, the Palestinian drove his car fast through a field, and stopped in front of a house at the edge of the colony, and allegedly tried to enter through a locked door.

It added that a guard woke up and began a physical confrontation with the man before another guard shot and killed him.

Radi Abu Fkheitha, the head of Ras Karkar Village Council, said the army informed the family Khaled Maher Nofal, 34, that he was shot and killed, and accompanied his father, Maher, and his brother, Mohammad, to the scene to identify him and his bloody clothes.

It is worth mentioning that Khaled is a married father of a boy, only four years of age, and works at the Palestinian Finance Ministry.

He was near the ar-Reesan Mountain, which was recently illegally confiscated by Israeli colonists who established the Sde Ephraim colony on the stolen Palestinian lands.

After the man was shot, Palestinian medics rushed to the area, but the soldiers prevented them from reaching him, and took his corpse away.

His family denied the Israeli allegations, and said that the guard or the soldiers did not have to deliver fatal shots, especially since he was unarmed, and could have been easily arrested.

They added that their son was executed in cold blood, and that the soldiers confiscated his car, in addition to invading and ransacking the family’s home and interrogated them.

“He just went to check on his land in the ar-Reesan Mountain where Israeli has been trying to illegally annex the lands of the Palestinians in the area for its colonialist activities,” the family stated, “He owns dozens of Dunams of lands there.”

Khaled was from Ras Karkar village , in the Ramallah District, in central West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Aisha Mohammad al-Rabi

October 12, 2018: Aisha Mohammed Talal al-Rabi, 47, was killed by a group of Israeli paramilitary settlers, who used large rocks to attack the car she was riding in with her husband. Aisha was killed and her husband injured in the attack, which took place south of Nablus, in the northern part of the West Bank.

Aisha, a mother of eight children, was riding in a car with her husband near the Za’tara roadblock,  south of Nablus, in the northern part of the West Bank, when a group of Israeli settlers came onto the road and began throwing rocks at their car.

The Israeli colonial settlers threw a number of large rocks, breaking the windshield of the car. They then continued to throw rocks, according to local sources, hitting the couple in the head and upper body.

One of the big rocks thrown by the illegal colonists at the car, smashed the windshield and struck her in the cheek and ear; she bled for about two minutes and died from her wounds.

Aisha and her husband were returning home after visiting one of their daughters, who is married and living in Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank.

Another of the couple’s daughters was preparing to be married in the coming weeks.

Armed Israeli paramilitary settlers have launched a number of attacks on the  Palestinian civilian population in the Nablus area, with the number of attacks drastically increasing since two Israeli settlers were killed by a Palestinian in the area on Monday.

It is worth mentioning that, on September 12th, 1999, Aisha’s brother, Fawzat Mohammad Bolad, was killed by Israeli soldiers in Kharbatha village, west of Ramallah, just hours before his wedding, when he was heading to Ramallah to finalize preparations for his wedding.

Aisha was from Bidya town, northwest of Salfit in the central West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Aseel Abu ‘Oun

August 26, 2017: Aseel Tareq Abu ‘Oun, 8, was killed after being struck by an Israeli settler’s car in the Nablus district of the northern West Bank.

Palestinian medical sources said that the girl was run over near Furush Beit Dajan village, in the Nablus district.

The child’s uncle Dirar Abu ‘Oun, said the settler was driving on street more than 10 meters wide, while the child was walking along with her brother on the sidewalk.

“How can the Israeli driver accidentally ram her with his car on a very wide road, and she was on the sidewalk, designated for pedestrians” he stated, “The settler also tried to flee the scene when the child’s father, who was in a nearby agricultural land, rushed to her rescue, and prevented him from fleeing.”

Israel’s Magen David Adom national emergency service, accompanied by several army vehicles, arrived at the scene and evacuated the girl to the hospital, but she was pronounced dead on arrival.

Her corpse was later handed to her family before hundreds of Palestinians participated in her funeral ceremony, during evening hours of the same day.

The funeral procession took off from Rafidia Hospital, in Nablus, heading towards Jaba’ town, southwest of Jenin, in the northern part of the West Bank. Aseel was from Jaba’ town, south of Jenin. Source: IMEMC