Al-Khalil's popular resistance icon Suleiman Al-Hathlin martyred
Two weeks after being run over by an Israeli occupation forces vehicle, Palestine's Ministry of Health announces the martyrdom of Suleiman Al-Hathlin, one of the icons of the popular resistance in Al-Khalil.
The Palestinian Ministry of Health announced Monday the martyrdom of Sheikh Suleiman Al-Hathlin, one of the icons of the popular resistance in Al-Khalil.
Sheikh Al-Hathlin, 80, sustained a serious injury at the entrance to the village of Umm Al-Khair in Masafer Yatta, south of Al-Khalil, after he was run over by an IOF vehicle on January 5th, and was admitted to Al-Mizan hospital for treatment before his martyrdom.
#BREAKING | 65-year-old Haj Suleiman Hathalin, a well-known anti-occupation icon, dies of wounds he sustained earlier this month after being run over and critically injured by an Israeli police vehicle in the village of Umm al-Kheir, south of the occupied West Bank. pic.twitter.com/oZrPEQ0Izj— Quds News Network (@QudsNen) January 17, 2022
The martyr was considered an icon of Palestinian steadfastness and resistance against the Israeli occupation's plans to expel the people of his town Umm Al-Khair, in the occupied West Bank.
The Sheikh, despite his advanced years, would grab his walking stick on which he leans and confronts the occupation forces, protesting the Israeli oppression, siege, and demolition.
Urgent| Local sources: "Sheikh Musafir Yatta in Hebron, Suleiman Al-Hathlin, succumbed to his serious wounds after being run over by the occupation forces a few days ago." pic.twitter.com/o3uYqy1HiU— Ihab, son of the Gaza Strip (@jZfklo98mmwaozB) January 17, 2022
Yet despite the shock that befell the Palestinian people following Sheikh Al-Hathlin's martyrdom, the occupation did not halt its inhuman activities as it arrested Monday nine Palestinians from the occupied West Bank.
The Prisoners Information Office reported that the IOF raided the town of Kobar, north of Ramallah, and arrested the two liberated prisoners, Mohammad and Jawdat Al-Barghouti.
In Kafr Nima, west of Ramallah, the occupation forces arrested liberated prisoners Ghassan and Ibrahim Abu Adi, as well as An-Najah university student Youssef Hassan Moussa from the town of Niilin.
In addition, the IOF arrested the young Bahaa Dwaikat from Beita, south of Nablus, Ibrahim Jamal and Laith Odeh from the village of Ezbet Al-Tabib, east of Qalqilya, and Shadi Abu Shareb from Qalqilya.
It is noteworthy that on Sunday, a Palestinian youth was wounded by rubber bullets, as dozens of others suffocated while responding to an attack by settlers on the village of Burqa, northwest of Nablus.
Israeli radio Kan reported Sunday that more than 100 Palestinians, including children, have been arrested by the Israeli occupation forces since the beginning of the demonstrations in Al-Naqab in protest of bulldozing and seizing lands.