• Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Man, Injure His Wife, Near Jerusalem
    Apr 6, 2021 – – IMEMC News

    Israeli soldiers killed, on Tuesday morning, a Palestinian man, and injured his wife, after opening fire at their car near the occupied Palestinian capital, Jerusalem, in the West Bank.

    The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed that the soldiers shot Osama Sidqi Mansour, 42, with a live round in the head while was driving his car on the road between Biddu village to al-Jeeb town, northwest of Jerusalem. Mansour is from Biddu village, northwest of occupied Jerusalem.

    It added that the man’s wife was also injured in the same incident, after the soldiers shot her in the back, and was rushed to a Palestinian hospital in Ramallah. Her condition was described as stable.

    The army claimed that its soldiers were “operating” in Bir Nibala nearby village before the driver “attempted to ram them with his car.”

    The Israeli military spokesperson alleged that the soldiers set up a roadblock and were standing there in order to close the area while the army operated nearby before the Palestinian driver “approached them with his car and started talking to the soldiers before he suddenly sped towards them before they opened fire.

    The allegations were strongly refuted by the family and were described as another Israeli attempt to justify a cold-blooded murder.

    Talking to reporters from his hospital bed, the wounded wife said, “we were heading back home, and on the road, we saw two Israeli military vehicles, and many soldiers on the road; they stopped our car, along with many cars, but one soldier told us we could go.”

    “But that is when the soldiers started shooting at our car, my husband was hit while driving and slumped over my chest,” she added, “I first realized I was shot, and tried to tell him, but this is when he was hit with their bullets….”

    Eyewitnesses, including Fateh movement secretary in Jerusalem, Adel Abu Zneid, told the Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) the incident took place approximately at 3:30 at dawn, and added that a soldier hurled a concussion grenade at the man’s car before he tried to drive away from it, and the soldiers then opened fire at his car.


    • Israeli Soldiers Attack Funeral Procession Of Slain Palestinian Man
      Apr 7, 2021

      Israeli soldiers attacked, Tuesday, the funeral procession of a Palestinian man, who was killed by army fire earlier in the day, near Ramallah, in central West Bank.

      Local sources said dozens of Palestinians marched in the funeral procession of Osama Sidqi Mansour , 42, in Biddu village, northwest of occupied Jerusalem, while carrying Palestinian flags and chanting against the ongoing illegal Israeli occupation and its constant crimes.

      They added that the soldiers fired many gas bombs, concussion grenades, and rubber-coated steel bullets at the Palestinians, causing many to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation, in addition to cuts and bruises.

      It is worth mentioning that Mansour was shot in the head by the soldiers who opened fire at his car while he was heading back home with his wife who suffered moderate wounds.

    • Northwestern Occupied East Jerusalem: IOF Target Palestinian Vehicle at Military Checkpoint, Kill Civilian and Wound his Wife
      Date: 06 April 2021

      On Tuesday, Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) killed a Palestinian civilian and wounded his wife when they stopped their car at a military checkpoint and opened fire at it. IOF claimed that they opened fire at the car under after the driver attempted to run over Israeli soldiers stationed at the checkpoint. According to the wife’s testimony and investigations conducted by the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR), the Israeli soldiers opened fire at the car without any justification as they checked the passengers’ IDs and allowed them to pass.

      According to PCHR’s investigations, at approximately 01:00 on Tuesday, 06 April 2021, IOF moved into Bir Nabala village, northwest of occupied East Jerusalem, and raided residential houses and an auto repair shop. They then headed to nearby al-Jib village, where they raided a car showroom at the village entrance to confiscate the surveillance camera recorders. Meanwhile, dozens of Palestinian young men gathered and threw stones and empty bottles at IOF and their vehicles. IOF immediately suppressed the protestors, fired live and rubber bullets at them and established a military checkpoint near a tunnel between Biddu and al-Jib villages, northeast of occupied East Jerusalem. IOF also stationed at the military checkpoint, searched Palestinian vehicles and checked the passengers’ IDs. At approximately 02:45, IOF stopped a vehicle belonging to Osama Mohammed Sandouqa Mansour (42) and his wife Somaia ‘Izzat ‘Abed al-Nabi al-Kaswani (36), from Biddu village, checked their IDs and allowed them to pass. When Osama drove 50 meters away from the checkpoint, IOF opened fire at his car, wounding him with several bullets; one of them penetrated his head. Moreover, his wife sustained shrapnel wounds in her back. Both of them were taken to Ramallah Governmental Hospital, where Osama was pronounced dead at 03:10 while his wife’s injuries were classified minor.