IMEMC News / October 8, 2023
An 18-year-old Palestinian man and a 13-year-old child were the latest in a long list of civilians killed on Saturday, October 7th. Following the massive attacks in Gaza, in which over 200 Palestinians were killed on Saturday, marches and protests broke out across the West Bank, calling for justice, freedom, and self-determination for the state of Palestine. Israeli troops attacked Palestinians in several parts of the West Bank on Saturday afternoon and evening.
The Palestinian Ministry of Health announced the latest casualty on Saturday evening: Mahmoud Bassem Mahmoud Ekhmayyes, 18 years old, who died from wounds after being shot by the Israeli occupation forces in the town of Beit Ummar, north of Hebron/Al-Khalil.
Violent confrontations broke out at the entrance to the town of Beit Ummar, during which the Israeli occupation forces fired live bullets at the young men and boys who were gathered there, which led to the young man, Ekhmayyes, being hit by live bullets in the chest and transported to the hospital, where he died of his wounds. Dozens of Palestinians were also injured by rubber-coated metal bullets and suffered from tear gas inhalation.
The director of Al-Ahli Hospital in Hebron, Dr. Youssef al-Takrouri, told the Palestinian WAFA News Agency that a young man, Yousef Nader Suleiman Idris, 19 years old, was shot in the chest by live Israeli bullets during confrontations in the “Wadi al-Nasara” neighborhood in the center of Hebron.
Earlier on Saturday, a child, identified as Ahmad Abdul-Nasser Rabi, 12, was killed by Israeli live bullets in the abdomen during confrontations at the northern entrance to the city of Qalqilya, in the northern West Bank.
In the Ramallah district, three young men were killed by Israeli forces. One young man, Amr Yousef Ibrahim Abed, 17 from the town of Betunia, west of Ramallah, died as a result of his critical injury sustained by live Israeli occupation bullets in the head during the confrontations at the northern entrance to Al-Biereh.
Mohammad Awad Jarbou’a (24 years old), from the town of Betunia, died from critical wounds sustained by Israeli occupation bullets on Saturday afternoon near the village of Al-Laban al-Gharbi, west of Ramallah. The Israeli military claimed that Al-Gharbi had attempted to carry out a stabbing attack against Israeli soldiers.
In the northeastern part of the West Bank, a young man, Karam Nasser al-Ayedi (22 years old), from Ain Al-Sultan camp, died as a result of a critical injury sustained by live Israeli occupation bullets in the head, during confrontations that broke out at the northern entrance to the city of Jericho/Ariha.