Nablus (QNN)- On Wednesday, a Palestinian youth was shot dead in the head by Israeli occupation forces in Beita town in Nablus in the northern of occupied West Bank.
The Palestinian Ahmed Bani Shamsa was announced dead today after being critically injured in the head by the Israeli forces in Beita town yesterday, during a protest against Israel’s construction of a settlement outpost in his town in Mount Sabih.
#Video taken from the house of the Palestinian martyr Ahmed Shamsa (16) who was brutally murdered by IOF in his town of #Beita. The heart-broken mother is seen patiently waiting for her son's corps to arrive for a final goodbye.#Nablus #Palestine pic.twitter.com/Krlp9CA8gN
— Quds News Network (@QudsNen) June 17, 2021
In early May, a group of Israeli settlers set up caravans on Jabal Sabih, and with the help of Israeli occupation forces have since prevented any Palestinian access to the area.
Since then, Beita has witnessed several protests against the new settler outpost on Jabal Sabih, which lies on the southern outskirts of the village and comprises an estimated 30 percent of Beita’s entire land area.
The livelihoods of at least 17 Palestinian families – more than 100 people – are threatened as they depend on harvesting their olives on land they have owned for generations.
In addition to Ahmad, 4 young Palestinian men were also killed during protests on Jabal Sabih.
In mid-May, the Israeli forces killed three Palestinians during protests on Jabal Sabih, including Beita residents Zakariya Hamayel, a local school teacher, and Dr Issa Barham, a law professor.
A third young man, identified as Tareq Snowbar from the nearby village of Yatma, was also killed during protests in Beita on 16 May.
15-year-old Mohammed Hamayel was also shot and killed by Israeli forces last Friday while joining the subsequent demonstrations there along with his friends, neighbours and family.
Looking through the FB profile od 15-year-old Mohammed Hamayel, you'll understand that his cover photo is for his friend who was murdered by 'Israel'. He wrote he was originally from Ramleh city, which 'Israel' occupied and forcibly depopulated in 1948. (1/2) pic.twitter.com/njV08MWNvE
— Quds News Network (@QudsNen) June 11, 2021
Dozens more in the village have been wounded, including many with live ammunition who are still being treated in hospital.
Other protesters suffocated from teargas fired at them by the occupation forces during the protests.
Villages in the occupied West Bank often hold Friday demonstrations against land confiscation, house demolitions and Israeli settlements deemed illegal under international law.
Israeli forces usually respond to the protests with violence.
There are nearly 700,000 Israeli settlers living in 256 illegal settlements and outposts scattered across the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem. Israeli settlements are illegal under international law.
Many Pro-Palestine activists have been tweeting in support of Beita and its residents, exposing what is happening in the town and Israel’s violence against Beita’s residents.
The Israeli Occupation Forces shot and killed 17 year old Ahmad Bani Shamsah in Beita last night. The Zionist terrorists shot him in the head. He was in the ICU for hours before he was martyred. #SaveBeita https://t.co/X8a1x1ATbf pic.twitter.com/2Rm4q6mQMG
— Mohammed El-Kurd (@m7mdkurd) June 17, 2021
In less than a month, more than 50 settling families arrived to the settlement outpost which includes stone built residential units and prayer houses, equipped with electricity and sewage system; even a bus line was created which leads to no where. 1#SaveBeita #انقذوا_جبل_صبيح pic.twitter.com/QylevbWff4
— الرَّغد 𓂆 (@ragha7d1) June 16, 2021
4 martyrs and 50 injured. Situation is extremely serious yet nobody is bringing up! Beitas people are still fighting on their own with no one else to help. GET THIS TRENDING #SaveBeita #Save_jabal_sabih pic.twitter.com/BaDofYPlhs
— PFB (@PalForumUk) June 14, 2021