Israeli settler stabs Palestinian man to death: Health Ministry | Israel-Palestine conflict News

Man was killed after settlers tried to arrange a tent on personal Palestinian land close to Salfit within the occupied West Financial institution.

A Palestinian man has died after he was stabbed by an Israeli settler within the village of Iskaka, within the central occupied West Financial institution area of Salfit, in line with the Palestinian Authority’s Ministry of Well being.

Well being officers recognized the sufferer as 27-year-old Ali Hassan Harb, who succumbed to a deadly stab wound to the chest on Tuesday, the official Palestinian information company Wafa reported.

Native sources stated that an altercation erupted after Israeli settlers tried to take over a plot of Palestinian village land by organising a tent on personal property.

Harb and different residents intervened and that’s when an Israeli settler stabbed and killed the younger man, the well being ministry stated within the assertion.

Israeli police within the West Financial institution stated they’ve launched an investigation into the killing. They confirmed {that a} Palestinian man had been stabbed however claimed it was unclear who had carried out the assault.

“Police forces arrived on the scene from which a wounded Palestinian man was evacuated in a critical situation, apparently from a stab wound,” police stated, citing medics, in line with the Occasions of Israel.

“At this stage the id of the stabber is unclear,” police stated. No arrests had been instantly made.

Settler violence

Israeli human rights group Yesh Din stated in an announcement that the person was stabbed by an Israeli settler whereas he was along with his household on personal land.

“Settlers arrived on the scene and tried to arrange a tent. Friction ensued and settlers left the place. Instantly afterward, troopers arrived on the scene, and later the settlers returned,” Yesh Din stated in an announcement.

After the settlers returned, violence once more broke out, “throughout which a settler pulled out a knife and stabbed the younger man to dying”, the organisation stated.

Native authorities stated the Israeli settlers reported being attacked within the space by a bunch of about 40 Palestinians with stones and golf equipment.

The big Israeli settlement of Ariel, south of Nablus, extends near Iskaka, which is the place the stabbing occurred.

Almost 500,000 Jewish Israeli settlers reside in additional than 130 settlements scattered throughout the occupied West Financial institution, lots of that are totally constructed up and now resemble suburbs or small cities. Almost three million Palestinians reside within the West Financial institution underneath Israeli army rule.

Yesh Din, which tracks Jewish nationalist violence within the West Financial institution, stated 91 p.c of police investigations into assaults by Israelis on Palestinians between 2005 and 2019 had been closed with out indictments.

The rise in settler violence in recent times, which targets Palestinians and Israeli activists, is usually accompanied by Israeli forces standing idly by or actively supporting the settlers.