Israeli Soldiers Beat A Palestinian Worker To Death Near Tulkarem

Early on Tuesday dawn, Israeli soldiers beat a Palestinian worker to death near a breach of the illegal Annexation Wall in Tulkarem, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

The Palestinian, Ahmad Harb Ayyad, 32, was attacked and repeatedly struck by the soldiers until he lost his life when he and other workers tried to cross.

The slain Palestinian man is from the besieged and impoverished Gaza Strip but has been living in the West Bank and was working in construction inside the Green Line to support his family.

The soldiers also fired many live rounds and gas bombs at Palestinian workers in the same area, wounding one.

The Ayyad family in Gaza said Israel informed them about their son’s death and added that the Israeli occupation authorities allowed the transfer of his corpse to them through the Erez (Beit Hanoun) Terminal in northern Gaza.

His funeral procession was held at a local mosque in the Zeitoun neighborhood in Gaza before being buried at the Shuhada Graveyard, east of Gaza city.

The Palestine General Federation of Trade Unions issued a statement denouncing the Israeli crime and said that Ahmad is not the first worker to be killed by the Israeli occupation army, in addition to the hundreds who have been shot and injured and those who have been abducted and imprisoned.

The Federation added that many workers from the Gaza Strip have to leave their homes and families in the impoverished region to look for work in the West Bank or Israel and face constant violations.

It called on the International Labor Organization to intervene and ensure Israel abides by International Law and stops its deadly violations against the Palestinian workers.

On June 19th, 2022, Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian worker, Nabil Ahmad Taiseer Ghanem, 53, near the Annexation Wall, south of Qalqilia, in the northern part of the West Bank. On the same day, the soldiers attacked workers and detained thirteen Barta’a towns southwest of Jenin in the northern part of the West Bank.

(Source / 05.07.2022)

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