IOF cordon off the area while bulldozers demolish Bedouin Palestinian community

IOF embark on demolishing Umm Al-Hiran despite intense clashes, martyrs

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Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) have embarked on demolishing the Umm Al-Hiran Bedouin community in the Negev desert after evacuating it and preventing people from entering it, despite intense clashes that broke out this morning, causing the killing of two Palestinians and an Israeli policeman, and injuring of others.

IOF prevented the residents from entering the community, in addition to Arab MK’s as well.

 

According to eyewitnesses, two Palestinians were killed after IOF broke into the Umm Al-Hiran Bedouin town in the Negev, and began demolishing it after it has been rebuilt several times by the community.

The demolitions caused severe clashes causing the killnig of two youths, and injuring others, including head of the Arab Joint List in the Knesset, Ayman Odeh, who sustained light injuries in the head.

MK Ayman Odeh

Israeli media said that, a Palestinian man attempted to carry out a car ramming, when police shot him. A second man was reportedly killed.

The Palestinian accused of ramming is named Ya’qoub Al-Qi’an, and the other is still unidentified.

Ya’qoub’s mother was filmed on camera, in tears, saying that her son did not do anything, and that he was shot innocent.

Shortly later, Israeli media announced that an Israeli police officer has been killed after run over by a motorist.

The clashes between the community youth and Israeli Forces are still ongoing.

These are videos that show IOF breaking into the community and raiding it.

One night earlier, another Palestinian man, Nidal Mahdawi, was shot to death by Israeli soldiers at a checkpoint in Tulkarm, northern West Bank.

Israeli soldiers claimed he attempted to carry out a stabbing attack.

On Monday evening as well, a Palestinian teen, Qusai Emour (17) from Taqou’a village was also killed by IOF during clashes that broke out after a raid on the village near Bethlehem.