Israel to release slain Palestinian’s body under strict conditions
OCT. 5, 2015 2:27 P.M. (UPDATED: OCT. 5, 2015 3:17 P.M.)
JERUSALEM (Ma’an) — Israeli intelligence on Monday agreed to hand over the body of 19-year-old Fadi Alloun, a Palestinian who was shot dead after he allegedly carried out a stabbing attack on Sunday, Addameer prisoners’ rights group said.
However, a lawyer for Addameer, Muhammad Mahmoud, told Ma’an that Israeli authorities would only release the body on condition that no more than 70 Palestinians attend the funeral.Israeli authorities demanded that Alloun’s family pay a guarantee of 20,000 shekels ($5,200) to be refunded if the condition is met, Mahmoud said.He added that Alloun will be buried in Shuafat cemetery in occupied East Jerusalem.Alloun, a 19-year-old from al-Issawiya village in East Jerusalem, was shot dead by Israeli forces after an alleged stabbing attack in which a 16-year-old Israeli was reportedly moderately injured outside Jerusalem’s Old City.Alloun’s family has denied that he was involved in an attack, saying that Israeli forces shot Alloun dead while he was fleeing from Israelis who were trying to attack him, citing a video of the incident.His death came just hours after another Palestinian, Muhannad al-Halabi, was shot dead after killing two Israelis and injuring two others, including a two-year-old child, in a stabbing attack that also took place in Jerusalem’s Old City.Halabi’s body is still being held by Israeli forces.The funerals of Palestinians killed by Israeli forces are often highly politically charged, and Israeli authorities regularly seek to limit the numbers in attendance.
Family: Israeli settler shoots, injures 6-year-old Palestinian
Six-year-old Palestinian Yousef Bayan al-Tabib in the Qalqiliya Hospital on Oct. 3, 2015.
Correction appendedQALQILIYA (Ma’an) — A suspected Israeli settler shot and critically injured a 6-year-old Palestinian near the occupied West Bank city of Qalqiliya, relatives said.Yousef Bayan al-Tabib was standing on the side of the road when the settler reportedly stopped his car, shot the child in the stomach, and fled the scene, relatives of the boy told Ma’an.The child, from the small Palestinian village of Izbeit at-Tabib — in Area C and around six miles east of Qalqiliya — was taken to the Qalqiliya Hospital for treatment.An Israeli army spokesperson told Ma’an that the army had received reports of the attack and that Israeli forces had arrived on scene and were “investigating any indication that the attack happened.”The occupied West Bank was rocked by settler attacks on Palestinians and their property on Thursday night and Friday after a fatal shooting attack was carried out by alleged Palestinian gunmen.The attack left Israeli settlers Eitam and Naama Henkin dead in their car as they were driving in the Nablus area of the northern West Bank.Hundreds of additional Israeli troops were deployed following the attack, and seven Palestinians were detained in Israeli raids in Nablus at dawn on Saturday.During the raids a resident was shot by Israeli forces in the chest with live fire and a demolition order was issued for a home in the Askar Refugee Camp to the family of one of the alleged shooters.While the attack on al-Tabib comes in the wake of Thurday’s shooting and reprisal attacks, Israeli settlers regularly carry out attacks on Palestinians and their property.An arson attack in July carried out by suspected Jewish extremists burned an 18-month-old Palestinian alive in his home and killed his parents.At least 324 acts of violence were carried out by Israeli settlers in 2014 according to UN documentation, over half of which resulted in injury.Such attacks are rarely prosecuted and carried out in the presence of Israeli military forces.Correction: The headline of this version makes clear that the initial report, which has since beenchallenged, came from a single source.
Six-year-old Palestinian Yousef Bayan al-Tabib in the Qalqilya Hospital after being shot by a suspected Israeli settler in the occupied West Bank on Oct. 3, 2015. (MaanImages)