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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Jewish settlers execute 18-year-old Palestinian boy in Araq Burin, near Nablus

PNN- Israeli settlers near the village of Araq Burin, near Nablus in the northern West Bank, executed an 18-year-old boy with a single gunshot to the chest on Thursday afternoon.

An unconfirmed local source told Palestinian state-run news agency Wafa Adi Qadoush, 18, was killed while working in his Araq Burin field. Earlier reports of settler attacks in the Nablus area say settler attacks came from Yitzhar outpost, southwest of Nablus.

Eyewitnesses say they stayed in the area for more than an hour and a half after the shooting, waiting for medical teams to arrive. Qadoush’s body was taken to Rashidiya Hospital in Nablus.

Medical sources told Wafa that Qadoush had been shot once in the left side of his chest, killing him instantly, and added that the bullet left a small entry wound but no exit wound. He is the third youth to be killed in this area by settlers in the course of the past year.

The Israeli online newspaper Ha’aretz quoted a Palestinian complaint filed on behalf of the villagers that said Qadoush had been throwing rocks at settlers, who approached him and began to beat him, then shot him in the shoulder. A gunshot wound to the shoulder would not have been fatal. Read more