Tagged: Extrajudicial Killings

Palestinian Woman Shot Dead After Her Car Hits Vehicle, 2 Israelis Lightly Injured News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Palestinian Woman Shot Dead After Her Car Hits Vehicle, 2 Israelis Lightly Injured

A Palestinian woman was shot and killed Friday afternoon after her car crashed into a stationary vehicle, lightly injuring two Israelis in the Hebron district of the southern occupied West Bank. An Israeli army spokesperson told Ma'an that after a Palestinian woman allegedly carried out a car-ramming attack near the entrance of the illegal Israeli settlement of Kiryat Arba in the eastern outskirts of Hebron, Israeli forces responded by firing towards the "assailant," killing her.

on June 24, 2016
Father of Palestinian Boy Killed by IDF Troops Urges Israel to ‘Recovers Its Sanity’ News Roundup
Amira Hass, Haaretz

Father of Palestinian Boy Killed by IDF Troops Urges Israel to ‘Recovers Its Sanity’

“I lost something great. I lost the first experience of joy I had after leaving the prison of occupation,” said Rafat Badran, at the funeral Thursday of his 15-year-old son. Mahmoud Rafat Badran was killed by Israeli soldiers early Tuesday morning on Route 443, returning from a night out at a water park in the West Bank village of Beit Sira.

on June 24, 2016
Israeli Officer Who Killed Palestinian Teen Faces Likely Punishment News Roundup
Amos Harel, Haaretz

Israeli Officer Who Killed Palestinian Teen Faces Likely Punishment

The Israeli army’s Central Command was continuing its investigation on Wednesday of the killing of 15-year-old Mahmoud Rafat Badran, who was shot by soldiers on the Jerusalem-Modiin road (Route 443) early Tuesday morning. The investigation showed that the Palestinian teenager was shot when the soldiers opened fire from a range of a few dozen meters at a Palestinian car that the troops’ commander mistakenly thought was carrying those who had earlier thrown large stones and firebombs at Israeli cars traveling on the road.

on June 22, 2016
Palestinian Killed by Israeli Soldier Posed No Danger, Commander Testifies News Roundup
James Glanz, The New York Times

Palestinian Killed by Israeli Soldier Posed No Danger, Commander Testifies

The commander of an Israeli soldier who fatally shot an already-wounded Palestinian attacker in Hebron testified in court on Thursday that the Palestinian had posed no danger to anyone in the moments before he was killed, and that “there was no justification for firing.”

on June 16, 2016
Second Helpless Palestinian Was Shot Dead by Israeli Soldier: Rights Group News Roundup
Marcy Oster, Forward

Second Helpless Palestinian Was Shot Dead by Israeli Soldier: Rights Group

The second Palestinian in a March stabbing attack against Israeli soldiers in Hebron also was executed after being downed with minor injuries, the B’Tselem human rights organization claims. According to a statement issued Monday by the Israeli group, Ramzi al-Qasrawi was executed with a shot to the head after he was down on the ground and injured from a gunshot to another part of his body following an attempt to stab Israeli soldiers in the West Bank city.

on June 6, 2016
Video Raises New Questions About West Bank Shooting News Roundup
Associated Press

Video Raises New Questions About West Bank Shooting

A video emerged Wednesday that appears to show a knife being kicked toward the body of a Palestinian attacker who was shot dead by an Israeli soldier in the West Bank, raising the possibility of evidence tampering. The soldier, who faces charges of manslaughter, has said he felt the Palestinian posed a risk even though he was already lying on the ground wounded.

on June 1, 2016
Thousands of Israelis Rally in Support of Soldier Who Executed Wounded Palestinian News Roundup
Robert Mackey, The Intercept

Thousands of Israelis Rally in Support of Soldier Who Executed Wounded Palestinian

Thousands of Israelis rallied in Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square on Tuesday in support of an army medic who was caught on video last month apparently executing a wounded Palestinian suspect following a knife attack in the occupied West Bank. The medic, Sgt. Elor Azaria, 19, was charged with manslaughter by an Israeli military court on Monday for firing a single bullet into the head of Abdel Fattah al-Sharif...

on April 20, 2016
An Israeli Soldier Who Shot a Subdued Palestinian Has Been Charged With Manslaughter News Roundup
Harriet Salem, Vice

An Israeli Soldier Who Shot a Subdued Palestinian Has Been Charged With Manslaughter

An Israeli soldier who shot a disarmed Palestinian attacker in the head at point blank range will be indicted for manslaughter next week, the military prosecutor handling the case has said. The killing, which took place last month in Hebron, a volatile city in West Bank, was caught on camera by an activist using a mobile phone and later released by Israeli human rights group B'Tselem.

on April 14, 2016
Exclusive: Court Holds First Hearing Against IDF Soldiers for Killing Palestinian Minor News Roundup
Yonah Jeremy Bob, The Jerusalem

Exclusive: Court Holds First Hearing Against IDF Soldiers for Killing Palestinian Minor

With the world’s eyes on the pre-indictment hearing of the Hebron shooter in Jaffa, the Ramle Magistrate's Court held its first hearing Thursday on a similar case where two IDF soldiers have already been indicted for negligent homicide for shooting and killing unarmed 16-year-old Palestinian Samir Awad near the West Bank Security barrier in January 2013.

on April 14, 2016
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