• Israeli Soldiers Kill A Young Palestinian Woman Near Ramallah
    Nov 14, 2022 – – IMEMC News

    Updated 2: Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Teenage Girl In Betunia
    Nov 14, 2022On Monday evening, the Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed that Israeli soldiers killed, at dawn, a teenage girl in Betunia town after shooting her with a live round in the head and added that the name published before was provided by the Israeli army and is incorrect.

    In a brief statement, the Health Ministry said the slain girl has been officially identified as Folla Rasmi Abdul-Aziz Masalma, 16.
    It said that the slain teen would have turned 16 tomorrow, Tuesday and that she was killed after the soldiers shot her in the head.

    Her family is originally from Beit Awwa town, west of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, but lives in Al-Biereh city near Ramallah.

    The Health Ministry said the soldiers took the body of the slain girl and initially provided the Palestinian Civil Affairs Committee with a name of another woman who apparently had nothing to do with the incident.

    An eyewitnesses said, after shooting the girl, the soldiers took her out of the car while heavily bleeding, placed her on the ground and tore her clothes, before moving her to one of their jeeps.

    He added that the soldiers fired at the car three times in a short time and said that the driver was shot and went out of the car heavily bleeding and raising his hands in the air.

    “He was bleeding apparently from his hand, before he stepped out of his car with his hand up in the air. The soldiers and took him to one of their jeeps,” he said, “The girl was then taken out of the car and placed on the ground. She has bleeding when the soldiers carried her but dropped her on the ground, then carried her again, and took her to one of the jeeps that was at a distance.”

    “But the jeep they took her to already had the wounded young man who was detained by them, so they placed her on the ground, and then took her to another jeep that had no space, before moving her to another jeep where they placed her on its floor and drove away…. she was bleeding… I don’t think there was any more blood in her body by then…”

    “They bought Shawarma and were driving away to eat it, this is how coldblooded their murder is!”, he concluded, “their blood was everywhere, including their shawarma…”

    It is worth mentioning that, later on, Palestinian medics took Fulla’s body to the Ramallah governmental hospital before transferring her to Doura governmental hospital near Hebron, in preparation for funeral ceremony.

    On Monday dawn, Israeli soldiers killed a young Palestinian woman in Betunia town, west of Ramallah, in the central part of the occupied West Bank.

    In an official statement, the Palestinian Health Ministry officially identified the slain young woman as Sana’ At-Till, 19 , from the Ath-Thaheriyya town, south of Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank.

    It added that the soldiers shot the young woman with a live round in the head when several army vehicles invaded Betunia.

    Media sources said the soldiers shot Anas Hassouna, 26, before abducting him, and also abducted two Palestinians from their homes, Akram Silmi and Tareq Al-Emwasi.

    According to the army, the soldiers were operating in the town and “signaled the driver to stop, but he accelerated before they opened fire,” wounding Anas, the driver, and killing the young woman in the same car, and added that it is reviewing the incident. (...)


    • An Autistic Teen Was Killed by Israeli Soldiers. Her Mother Found Out Only a Day Later
      Hagar Shezaf | Nov 27, 2022

      15-year-old Fulla al-Masalmeh was riding in a car driven by 26-year-old Anas Hassouna, who, according to the army, sped up toward soldiers who then opened fire killing Masalmeh and wounding Hassouna. Al-Masalmeh’s family only found out about her death the next day, while Hassouna was released from custody a few days later (...)


      Before Fulla al-Masalmeh, a 15 year-old autistic girl from the West Bank town of El Bireh, was shot to death by IDF soldiers about two weeks ago [she was shot dead while riding in a car driven by 26-yr-old Anas Hassouna], she was missing for hours.

      Hassouna, who was also wounded in the incident, was arrested. He denied that he had sped up toward the soldiers, and was released from custody a few days later, when the army could not conclude that he intended to perpetrate a terror attack.

      The Masalmeh family told Haaretz that on the night Fulla was killed, her mother woke up at about midnight + realized she was not in the house. Fulla’s older sister Dalia told Haaretz that earlier that evening her mother had locked the door and hidden the key because she feared that Fulla, who was autistic, would leave the house without supervision, as she had done before.

      According to the sister, on previous occasions the mother had turned to the Palestinian Police when Fulla went missing, but this time she did not – because previous approaches had not helped. In any case, the family did not know where she was for several hours

      Only the next afternoon did the family find out that she had been killed. ’My mother didn’t want her to leave the house; she doesn’t know the difference between day and night’, her sister Dalia told Haaretz last week .
      The family is not sure how Fulla came to be in Hassouna’s car.
      Hassouna, who lives in the West Bank village of Bituniya west of Ramallah, told Haaretz last week that he saw Fulla standing by the side of the road motioning him to stop. “I was on my way home at 3 A.M. after some time out. I saw her in the street. I didn’t even know her name. She said she was from El Bireh and she wanted to go home’. Hassouna added that his plan was to driver to home to nearby El Bireh.

      The IDF also claims that it found traces of alcohol in Hassouna’s blood, but Hassouna denies drinking that night.

      [Soon after the killing, an eyewitness was reported in another news media as saying that the two in the car had been “eating sandwiches” when the IDF shot them]

      Fulla lived in El Bireh, near Ramallah in the northern West Bank with her mother and sisters. According to her sister Dalia, Fulla did not go to school + there are two other autistic children in the family. Dalia said Fulla had left the house a number of times in the past , but always came back.

      Dalia also said that the family lives in an industrial zone far from other homes + none of the girls drives, so they couldn’t leave to look for Fulla or ask for help from neighbors. This may be the reason the Palestinian authorities did not correctly identify Fulla (at first) and the Palestinian media (initially) reported the name of a different(girl). Only later was Fulla identified and the family was informed.