In Excessive Use of Force, Israeli forces Kill Palestinian Civilian in Tamoun Village, North of the West Bank


Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, October 24, 2018

Today, Wednesday, 24 October 2018, in a new crime of excessive use of lethal force against Palestinian civilians, Israeli forces killed a Palestinian civilian and wounded 3 others in Tamoun village, southeast of Tubas. This crime and other killings lately committed by the Israeli forces prove that the Israeli forces deliberately aiming at inflicting the highest number of casualties among Palestinian civilians.

According to investigations conducted by the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR), at approximately 01:30 on the abovementioned day, Israeli forces accompanied with a number of military vehicles moved into Tamoun village, southeast of Tubas, from all its entrances and patrolled the streets in order to carry out arrest campaigns. They raided and searched several houses. Meanwhile, dozens of Palestinian youngsters and young men gathered and threw stones, empty bottles and Molotov Cocktails at Israeli soldiers. The soldiers heavily fired live and rubber bullets and tear gas canisters at them. At approximately 03:15, the clashes intensified in al- al-Jadeed intersection area, east of the village. At approximately 03:30, about 4 to 5 Israeli soldiers surprisingly went out of Bani Theeb Cemetery, which is about 40 meters away from the abovementioned intersection, and heavily and randomly opened fire at the protestors…