Israel’s occupation forces killed 6 Palestinians, detained 250 others in August
RAMALLAH – Ahrar center for human rights said that the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) killed six Palestinian citizens and detained 250 others in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip during August.
According to a monthly report released by the center, five Palestinians from Gaza were among the detainees during the reporting month, including journalist Alaa Mukbel, director of the Palestinian information authority.
Five Palestinians were also killed by the IOF during West Bank events in different areas, and another one was killed in central Gaza.
The report noted that 20 Palestinians, mostly in the West Bank, have been killed since the start of the current year.
In an earlier incident on Thursday morning, a group of Jewish settlers physically attacked Palestinian citizens from Qasra village near Nablus and stole a tractor belonging to a citizen.
Director of settlement affairs in the northern West Bank Ghassan Daglas said that Jewish settlers trespassed on Palestinian-owned lands and attacked their owners with sticks and stones.
Daglas added that Mohamed Shehadeh and Mahmoud Awdeh sustained injuries in different parts of their bodies and received medical treatment in hospital, noting that the settlers also stole a tractor.