Israeli occupation forces’ violence against Palestinian civilians continues, with more deaths, serious injuries, and detentions announced over the last 48 hours.
Today, Monday 13 February, the Palestinian Red Crescent announced the killing of Amir Ihab Bustami, 21-years-old, and the wounding of 7 others, during a raid by Israeli occupation forces on the city of Nablus.
Five of those wounded were subsequently detained.
And yesterday, the Palestinian Ministry of Health reported that a Palestinian child had been killed, and two other youths injured, during an Israeli army raid on Jenin city, in the north of the occupied West Bank.
Qusai Radwan Waked, 14-years-old, died after being shot in the stomach, the Ministry announced.
Qusai was treated in Ibin Sina Hospital before his death.
With Qusai and Amir’s deaths, the number of Palestinians to have been killed by Israeli occupation forces and illegal settlers since the beginning of 2023 has risen to 48, including one elderly woman, 10 children, and a detainee.
The director of the Red Crescent’s Ambulance and Emergency Centre in Nablus, Ahmed Jibril, has reported that today the organisation’s ambulance crews treated five people who had suffered serious wounds due to being struck by either live fire or rubber-coated bullets.
Jbiril added that dozens more Palestinians suffered the effects of inhaling the toxic gas used by Israeli occupation forces against them, including a pregnant woman and a child.
He added that three Red Crescent volunteers were held inside a Nablus house for over three hours, due to it being besieged by Israeli occupation forces.
International humanitarian law prohibits the targeting of civilians, and stresses the need for all actors to respect civilians’ lives, and their physical and mental integrity.