November 6, 2001
Israeli soldiers executed three injured Palestinians in cold blood today
according to witnesses from the Palestinian Red Cresence Society.
The incident is reminiscent of the notorious "Bus 300" affair in which
Israeli Shin Bet agent Danny Yatom, whom Ariel Sharon recently appointed
as his "head of counterterrorism," beat to death two Palestinian
prisoners. Mr. Yatom told an Israeli newspaper that he personally crushed
the men's heads with a rock after they had been arrested for allegedly
hijacking a bus in April 1984. Israel also executed Egyptian prisoners of
war in 1956 and 1967 suggesting a pattern of major war crimes for which no
Israeli leader has been brought to account.
Elsewhere, two Palestinian activists were killed in a car-bombing
suspected to have been carried out by an Israeli death squad.
06 November 2001
Palestine Media Center - PMC
Palestinian resources from the Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS)
told the Palestine Media Center (PMC) that Israeli occupation forces
killed three Palestinians today 6 November. The incident took place
in front of the PRCS crews, after they were prevented from treating
Medical sources from the Rafidia hospital in Nablus City confirmed
to the PMC that Iyad Al-Khateeb, Ali Abu Hijla and Jamal Abu Maloh's
bodies arrived at the hospital around 4.00 PM.
Mr. Mohamed Ayyad, PRCS Spokesperson, told the PMC, "At two O'clock
this afternoon, PRCS ambulance reached Tel Borin near Nablus City.
At that time, the medical team was prevented from reaching the three
Palestinians who were suffering from light injuries ". Mr. Ayyad
added, "our medical crew was asked to attend to an Israeli soldier
who was seriously injured. However, his wounds were so serious, the
team couldn't save him."
Mr. Ayyad confirmed that after the PRCS medical team failed to save
the Israeli officer's life, seven Israeli soldiers approached the
injured Palestinians, who lay bleeding on the road, and killed them
in cold blood."The medical team witnessed the crime. After killing
the three injured Palestinians, the Israeli soldiers told the medial
team that there was no reason for them to stay any more because the
men were now dead". Mr.Ayyad said.
Mr.Ayyad described the killing of the three injured Palestinians as
an "extra-judicial execution".
The Palestinian leadership issued a statement in which it considered
that Israeli occupation soldiers committed "an unimaginable and
vicious war crime". The Palestinian Leadership also called on the
international community to immediately launch an investigation into