Arab Organisation for Human Rights in the UK (AOHR UK) says the killing of three Palestinian civilians, including a woman, by the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) over the past 24 hours confirms the Israeli violation of Palestinians’ right to life amid a complete international silence and total impunity.
On Thursday, June 2, 2022, a Palestinian young man was shot dead after the IOF troops stormed al-Deheisha refugee camp in southern Bethlehem. The victim young man was identified as 29-year-old Ayman Muhaisen. Four other Palestinians were injured during the military raid.
Late Wednesday, another young man called Bilal Qabha was killed by Israeli gunfire during a military raid into Ya’bad town, in Jenin.
A few hours earlier, a Palestinian journalist suffered a fatal injury when the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) opened fire at her at the entrance of al-Arroub refugee camp in northern Hebron.
The Palestinian health ministry identified the victim as 31-year-old Ghufran Hamed Warasneh, and said that she had been shot in the chest while heading to her work place at a local radio station.
Warasneh is the second Palestinian journalist to be killed this year by IOF gunfire.
Since the start of the year, 62 Palestinians were killed by IOF fire, including women, children, and journalists. Till today, no serious investigation was opened into the incidents.
AOHR UK points out that the fatal incidents were carried out during large-scale raid and arrest campaigns throughout West Bank towns and cities, where dozens of Palestinians, including minors, are daily arrested.
Meanwhile, the IOF demolished at dawn today the family house of the Palestinian Diaa Hamasheh who is allegedly involved in the Tel Aviv shooting attack last March.
IOF soldiers stormed Yabad town, in Jenin, and demolished the second and third floors of the house and arrested Diaa’s father.
IOF released a footage documenting the demolition process in flagrant challenge to the international laws that prohibits collective punishment policy.
AOHR UK stresses that these crimes came as part of the Israeli occupation’s collective punishment policy, which left homeless thousands of people who had done no wrong and were not suspected of any wrongdoing.
AOHR UK also confirms that the international silence and impunity gave a green light for the Israeli excessive use of force and shoot-to-kill policy against unarmed civilians.