Thafer Abdul-Rahman Rimawi

ThaferNovember 29, 2022: Thafer Abdul-Rahman Rimawi, 21, was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers early Tuesday morning, along with his brother Jawad, 22, in Kafr Ein town, northwest of Ramallah, in the central West Bank.

The Israeli soldiers invaded the town, leading to protests by the local Palestinians. The soldiers fired many live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, and gas bombs randomly.

The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed that the soldiers shot Thafer with a live round in the chest, causing a life-threatening injury, before he succumbed to his serious wounds.

The Health Ministry added that the soldiers also killed Thafer’s brother, Jawad Abdul-Rahman Rimawi, 22, after shooting him with live fire in the abdomen.

Sources at the Yasser Arafat Hospital in Ramallah said the soldiers used expanding bullets against the Palestinians, killing the two siblings and wounding several others, some seriously.

On Tuesday dawn, the Palestinian Health Ministry said a Palestinian, Mofeed Mohammad Mahmoud Ekhlayyel, 44, died from serious wounds he suffered after Israeli soldiers shot and seriously wounded him and injured twenty-one after the army invaded Beit Ummar town, north of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, leading to protests.

Thafer was from Kafr Ein town, northwest of Ramallah, in the central West Bank. Source: IMEMC