• » Updated: Army Kills Two Palestinians, Injures One, Near Ramallah
    IMEMC News - March 4, 2019 10:01 AM

    Israeli soldiers killed, on Monday at dawn, two Palestinians, and injured one, after the army alleged they tried to ram them with their car, wounding two soldiers, in Kafr Ni’ma village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah.

    Yousef Anqawi
    The slain Palestinians have been identified as Amir Mahmoud Darraj , 20, from Kharbatha al-Misbah village, and Yousef Raed Anqawi, 20, from Beit Sira village, west of Ramallah.
    Amir Daraj
    The wounded young man has been identified as Bassem Jom’a Alqam, 20, from Safa village, west of Ramallah.

    The Israeli army stated that two of its soldiers were injured, one seriously, when the Palestinian car “rammed into them in the village,” and added that the soldiers opened fire at the car, killing two and mildly wounded a third.

    It added that the soldiers stopped to the side of the road, close to the exit of the village, when the car reportedly rammed them.

    The army also stated that its “investigation concluded that the incident was a deliberate attack, and not an accident.”

    The army said the soldiers had to stop on the side of the road due to a mechanical error with their jeep, before the Palestinian car rammed into them.

    Palestinian sources said that the incident was a traffic accident, and not a ramming attack as the military claims, as the driver and his passengers could not see the soldiers before hitting them with the car. (...)


    • FM urges ICC to speed up investigation after killing of 2 Palestinians
      March 4, 2019 4:27 P.M. (Updated: March 4, 2019 4:27 P.M.)

      RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — The Palestinian Foreign Ministry urged the International Criminal Court (ICC) to speed up its investigation of Israeli crimes against Palestinians, the latest one was the killing of two Palestinian youths and injuring another near the central occupied West Bank city of Ramallah, on Monday.

      Israeli forces shot and killed two killed Palestinians as Amir Mahmoud Jumaa Darraj , 20, from the Kharbatha al-Misbah village, and Youssef Raed Mahmoud Anqawi , 20, from Beit Sira, while on their way to their workplace.

      The ministry issued a statement describing the killing as “a heinous crime committed in cold blood” and as an “extrajudicial execution.”

      The ministry also called for holding accountable Israeli officials, who gave orders to soldiers to open fire and kill Palestinians at will. (...)

    • PCHR Refutes Israeli Claims About Alleged Car-Ramming
      March 7, 2019 6:03 AM

      An investigation, conducted on Tuesday by the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR), has refuted Israeli claims about the alleged car-ramming attack in western Ramallah, describing what happened as a “new crime of excessive use of force.”

      “At early dawn hours of Monday, 04 March 2019, in new crime of excessive use of lethal force against Palestinian civilians, Israeli forces killed two Palestinian civilians in Kafur Nei’mah village, west of Ramallah, and wounded another one,” PCHR started, its investigative report.

      “The Israeli forces claimed that the three civilians carried out a run-over attack, which resulted in the injury of two Israeli soldiers. Other Israeli soldiers opened fire at them, killing two of them and wounding another one,” the report added, according to Days of Palestine.

      However, “investigations and eyewitnesses’ statements refute the Israeli forces’ claims. The eyewitnesses said that the three civilians were heading to their work at a bakery, where they should be at early hours. While the civilians were on their way to work, they were surprised with Israeli vehicles and crashed one of them. As a result, the civilians’ car hood was damaged,” the report elaborated. (...)