At 1:00am the Israeli Army attacked homes on Old Najav Street in Nablus, West of the old city. Five young men were killed and one eleven year-old girl. Medical examination evidence suggests the five men were executed.
These are war crimes.
International Solidarity activists, who are presently accompanying UPMRC medical teams in the area, interviewed the Director of Rafidia Hospital, Dr. Samir Abu Srour, where the five men and the young girl were taken.
According to Dr. Srour, four of the five men were shot in the head at close range. The bullets did not pass through their skulls and instead exploded the young men’s heads, indicating that they were shot at close range.
One man had a boot print on his chest, further suggesting that he was restrained before being shot. In addition, one man had a bullet entering in his neck and exploding upwards, leaving blood stains high up on the wall. This angle and evidence strongly suggests he was shot after being detained, also at close range.
Another man had knife cuts on his arm. All five were found in close proximity of each other.
The eleven year-old girl was shot in the cheek while in her home by a soldier occupying a near-by house.
Another eleven year-old boy is in critical condition after being shot in the head with a rubber bullet at close range, dislodging part of his brain.
One thirty-five year-old, mentally challenged man, was shot in the head and a thirty-three year-old man was shot in the femur. Both are in the intensive care unit.
The number of dead is expected to rise.
THESE ARE WAR CRIMES!
According to eyewitness reports the Israeli army also occupied several homes and a church. They detained members of the church, including 13 disabled children and elderly men and women who are living in the centers belonging to the church. When the priest attempted to enter the church to check on the condition of the people, an Israeli soldier pointed his machine gun at his head and threatened to shoot him. They were forced to remain in one room without food or water until 12:00pm.
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ISM Media Office: 972-2-277-4602 or 547-358-579
CALL THE OFFICIALS BELOW AND DEMAND AN END TO THE KILLING AND AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE DEATHS OF THESE FIVE MEN!
Please call the DCO. One call can make a difference if we all make the call!
Nablus DCO (Israeli military liason)
Prime Minister’s Office, Ariel Sharon
Ministry of Defense, Shaul Mofaz
Ministry of Interior, Avraham Poraz
Ministry of Justice, Yosef Lapid
The title of this press release was edited by EI.