Two Palestinian youths martyred at hands of IOF
The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) opened fire at a Palestinian in Tulkarm for allegedly crossing the fence, and another at Bab Al-Amoud for allegedly attempting to carry out a stabbing attack.
Al Mayadeen correspondent reported that a young man from the Gaza Strip was martyred after he was shot by Israeli forces in the city of Tulkarm, the north-western part of the occupied West Bank.
The Israeli media claimed that “a Palestinian was shot after attempting to enter West Bank settlement.”
Later, the Palestinian Ministry of Health announced that "the martyr is 27-year-old Palestinian youth, Mahmoud Sami Khalil Aram, and he was shot near Jabara checkpoint in Tulkarm, occupied West Bank, while heading to his work.
With tears filling their eyes, the family of Palestinian youth Mahmoud Aram in Gaza Strip mourns their son who was murdered by Israeli occupation forces at Jabara military checkpoint near Tulkarm, occupied West Bank. pic.twitter.com/i4M5FTB10y— PALESTINE ONLINE 🇵🇸 (@OnlinePalEng) May 8, 2022
A 19-year-old Palestinian from Ramallah was also martyred near Bab Al-Amoud. Israeli media claimed that “he aroused the suspicion of officers outside the Old City of Al-Quds, and the IOF pulled him aside to probe him further”. Simultaneously, the IOF at the checkpoint shot him.
At the time, videos showing the moment the Palestinian youth was shot by the Israeli occupation soldiers went viral on social media.
A video showing a group of Israeli occupation beating a Palestinian young man before shooting him near Damascus Gate in Jerusalem. pic.twitter.com/JzSSaJFbm3— TIMES OF GAZA (@Timesofgaza) May 8, 2022
Since the beginning of the Islamic month of Ramadan in early April, Israeli suppression and attacks on Palestinians have drastically increased.
Israeli occupation forces suppressed Ramadan gatherings in the occupied city of Al-Quds, arresting dozens of young Palestinians across the last week on Bab Al-Amoud.
The occupation was arresting Palestinians left and right, including children, apprehending upwards of dozens per day.