This morning, Monday 17 January, the Palestinian Ministry of Health announced the death of Suleiman al-Hathlin, 75 years-old, due to injuries he sustained after being struck by an Israeli army vehicle on 5 January. The incident occurred in the Hebron governorate, in the south of occupied West Bank.
In its statement the ministry reported that the elderly al-Hathlin was injured in the head, chest, abdomen, and pelvis. After the incident he was admitted to al-Mezan hospital in Hebron, where he remained until his death this morning.
On 5 January, an Israeli army vehicle struck al-Hathlin whilst he was protesting the confiscation of Palestinian citizens’ vehicles in his village of Umm al-Khair.
The Bedouin village of Umm al-Khair is to the east of Yatta town, south of Hebron, between the settlements of Carmiel and Ma’on.
Four Palestinians, including Al-Hathlin, have been killed by either occupation forces or settlers since the start of 2022.
On 12 January, Omar Asaad, 80 years-old, from Jaljalia village, north of Ramallah, died after occupation soldiers stopped his vehicle, handcuffed and blindfolded him, after which Asaad died. His body was left in a construction site.
On 6 January, Mustafa Filna, 25 years-old, from the village of Safa, west of Ramallah, was run over by a settler.
On the same day, it was reported that Bakir Muhammad Hashash, 21 years-old, had been shot by occupation soldiers in Balata refugee camp, near Nablus city.