Teen Seriously Injured by Israeli Fire near Nablus

NABLUS, October 21, 2015 (WAFA) – A female Palestinian teenager was seriously injured on Wednesday when Israeli soldiers opened fire at her near the illegal settlement of Yitzhar, south of Nablus, according to local sources.

The teenager, 14-year-old Estabraq Nour from the nearby village of Madama, was later detained by the Israeli army minutes after the incident. The teenager’s her health condition is still unknown.

Earlier last night, two Palestinian teenagers were shot dead by the Israeli army near the illegal settlement of Kiryat Arba, built on the lands of Hebron. The two were identified as Bashar Jabari, 15, and Hussam Jabari, 17, both from Hebron.

Prior to the teenagers’ killing, settlers from Kiryat Arbaa organized a rally in Hebron’s Old City and chanted racist slogans calling for the “death of Arabs”.

On Tuesday alone, five Palestinians were killed, including the Jabari teens, from Hebron, Bethlehem, as well as from Gaza.

This raises the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli forces since the beginning of October to 51, including 12 children.

There has been mounting tension across the West Bank and Jerusalem with Israel’s repeated assault of al-Aqsa Mosque Compound, particularly its enforcement of a temporal division on the compound between Muslims and Jews.

The situation has also been significantly deteriorating since settlers’ deadly arson attack on the Dawabsheh’s family home. The attack claimed the lives of a couple and their toddler son Ali. Four-year-old Ahmad, who is currently receiving treatment at Israeli hospitals, is the last surviving member of the family.