Friday alone: three Palestinians killed by the IOF


On Friday, the Israeli occupation forces shot dead three Palestinians; one in the Gaza Strip and two in the occupied West Bank, while injuring several others on clashes in different parts of the occupied West Bank and in the Gaza Strip.

In the Gaza Strip, Ashraf al-Qidra, spokesperson of the Ministry of Health, identified the victim as Sami Shawqi Madhi, 41. He was shot in the chest and died instantly.

In the occupied West Bank, the IOF shot and killed a Palestinian man after an alleged attempted car ramming operation in the southern Hebron’s Halhul village.

The Palestinian man was identified as Omar al-Hroub, 55, from Deir Samit village in western Hebron.

An Israeli occupation army spokesperson said that “a Palestinian attempted to ram his vehicle into [Israeli] security forces near Hebron,” adding that Israeli [occupation] forces responded to the “imminent threat” and opened fire, killing the man.

No Israelis were injured in the alleged attempted operation.

Shortly after, Uday Irsheid, 24, was shot in the chest and critically wounded during clashes with Israeli occupation forces at the northern entrance of Hebron. He later died from his injuries.

Uday’s sister, Dania, was shot and killed by the IOF in Hebron on Oct. 25.

The 17-year-old girl was shot dead after Israeli occupation police officers allegedly saw “a knife in her hand.” No Israelis were injured during the incident.

A witness said, at the time, that he saw a schoolgirl with a schoolbag on her back trying to cross the Israeli checkpoint near the Ibrahimi mosque and that  “an Israeli soldier asked her to take the knife out of her bag, then he immediately fired gunshots into the air.” “Seconds later the schoolgirl was lying on the ground bleeding,” the eyewitness added.

Since the beginnig of October, at least 118 Palestinians were killed either by the IOF or by setller.