April 1, 2023

When he lifted the duvet off the face of the person whose coronary heart he couldn’t resuscitate from an Israeli bullet, Palestinian nurse Elias al-Ashqar obtained the shock of his life.

“Oh God, that is my father!” Elias cried repeatedly contained in the emergency room of the al-Najah Hospital in Nablus, in a harrowing second caught on video through the Israeli military’s lethal raid on the town on Wednesday.

The story of the nurse and his slain father, 61-year-old Abdelhadi al-Ashqar, a retired UNRWA workers member, has prompted outrage on-line, amongst wider anger about Israel’s killing of 11 Palestinians and injuring greater than 100 others that day.

Abdelhadi was one in every of three senior residents to be killed, with the opposite two males aged 72 and 66.

Israeli forces stormed the occupied West Financial institution metropolis with dozens of armored automobiles and particular forces at 10am on Wednesday triggering widespread confrontations.

At the very least 11 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces through the raid, which, they mentioned, was to arrest three Palestinian fighters.

The youngest sufferer was a boy of 16, Mohammad Farid Mohammad Haj Ahmad, who “was shot within the head by an Israeli soldier passing by in an armored Israeli navy car”, based on Protection for Youngsters Worldwide-Palestine.

Mohammad was standing in entrance of a clinic on the time the armored car handed by, the group mentioned.

At the very least 80 folks have been shot and injured with dwell ammunition and have been transferred to Nablus’s Rafidia and Najah hospitals, the place the workers have been overwhelmed, head cardiology nurse Ahmed Aswad advised the AP.

The 36-year-old medic added that he noticed many sufferers shot within the chest, head and thighs. “They shot to kill,” he mentioned.

Within the Previous Metropolis of Nablus, folks have been left with the blood-stained rubble of a house that was focused with a missile. Israeli forces mentioned the house was focused as a result of it sheltered two fighters. Bullet holes pocked shopfronts and houses, there was shock throughout.

Palestinian political events introduced a common strike within the cities of Ramallah and Nablus on Wednesday in response, calling on Palestinians to return out in protest close to Israeli military checkpoints.

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