Israel killed 268 since October 2015

PNN/ Jerusalem/

The number of Palestinians and Arabs killed extrajudicially by the Israeli military or security authorities since early October 2015 has amounted to 268 martyrs following the death of 21-year-old Hammad al-Sheikh in Occupied Jerusalem on Wednesday.

According to a report released by al-Quds Center for the study of Israeli-Palestinian Affairs, 78 of those martyrs were from al-Khalil, 59 others from Jerusalem and 24 from Ramallah.

Others martyrs hailed from different areas of the West Bank, including areas in Nablus, Tulkarem, Salfit, and Qalqiliya.

34 martyrs were also killed by the Israeli army in the Gaza Strip and two others were killed in Israel.

The report noted that two men from Jordan and Sudan were also among those martyrs.

The martyrs also include 77 male and female children under age 18. The youngest was three-month-old Ramadan Thawabteh, who died of tear gas suffocation in Beit Fajjar town of Bethlehem last October.

Most of those killed during the reporting period were accused by the Israeli security authorities of carrying out stabbing, vehicular or shooting attacks against Israelis.

Source: PIC