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Over the past 30 days Israeli forces killed 73 Palestinians, and Palestinians killed 11 Israelis in more than 30 attacks amid increased violence dubbed the “knife Intifada” or “third Intifada” by Palestinian media.

The southern West Bank city of Hebron was the sight of more killings of Palestinians in October than any other city with 25 dead, a majority of which took place in the last two weeks. In Jerusalem Israeli forces killed 19, and 17 in the Gaza Strip.

The Palestinian leadership said in a report published today a number of those killed by Israeli forces were “extrajudicial killings.” Of those cases the youngest Palestinian killed was Ahmad Sharakeh, 14, from Jalazon refugee camp who “was walking with friends in a mountainous region near the camp, when an Israeli soldier, hiding in a tree, fatally fired a bullet into the back of his head. Ahmad presented no imminent threat or danger to anyone,” according to the report.

In another instance, Palestinians have charged an Israeli settler shot and killed Fadel al-Qawasmi, 18, in Hebron, after which Israeli border police planted a weapon on al-Qawasmi in attempts to fabricate an alleged stabbing. The dispute over the circumstances of Israeli forces killing Palestinians has led to much speculation, which was reinforced by videos of the incidents circulating over social media.

The Hebron-based activist group Youth Against Settlements insists that al-Qawasmi was targeted by the Israeli settler without provocation and released a video of the moments after. In the footage a border police officer standing by an armed settler and al-Qawasmi’s body is seen passing an object to another officer, although the image is not clear enough to determine what it is.

(Source: PLO-NAD Monitoring Group)

(Source: PLO-NAD Monitoring Group)

October also saw a spike in the number of Palestinians injured by Israeli forces in demonstrations that took place across the West Bank, Jerusalem and Gaza.

“According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health, more than 2,250 Palestinians have been injured,including children,” the PLO said in a statement today. “Many were injured as a result of being shot with live ammunition and rubber-coated bullets, in addition to assaults and burns. Besides, more than 5,000 have suffered from tear gas inhalation.”

Referring to itself for the first time in publication as an “occupied state,” the PLO report also noted increased arrested throughout Jerusalem and the West Bank, “Israeli forces have carried out at least 762 raids in the Occupied State of Palestine since September 13. Additionally, more than 1238 Palestinians have been arrested.”

(Source: PLO-NAD Monitoring Group)

(Source: PLO-NAD Monitoring Group)

The month of October also saw the highest number of settler attacks on Palestinians in years. In total there were 287 incidents which included settlers running over Palestinians in hit and runs, torching agricultural fields, stoning Palestinian houses and, attacking the convoy of Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah.

Palestinian leaders charged the increased use for force will “undermine all efforts to realize two independents states based on the 1967 borders.”

Yet Israeli officials have stated the violence stems form Palestinian incitement. On multiple occasions October Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fingered Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas for falsely claiming Israeli police had killed 13-year old Ahmad Manasra. 

“That new big lie is that Israel is executing Palestinians. Yesterday, President Mahmoud Abbas accused Israel of putting to death, executing an innocent Palestinian boy,” said Netanyahu at a press conference.

“First of all, he’s not dead – he’s alive. Second, he’s not innocent – he tried to kill, murder, knife to death an innocent Israeli youngster, 13-years-old, riding a bicycle. This Palestinian terrorist is now being treated in Hadassah hospital in Israel,” Netanyahu added.

On October 12th, Manasra stabbed an Israeli teen and then Israeli police shot him in the East Jerusalem settlement of Pisgat Ze’ev. With his family initially unaware that he was hospitalized in an Israeli medical facility, news incorrectly circulated that the youth was killed at the scene. Days later, Israeli police presented photographs of the minor in a hospital bed. Later Manasra’s father charged that Israeli authorities used the images without his permission—it is illegal under Israeli law to publish the face of persons under 18 accused of a crime without parental consent.

Allison Deger

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  1. Kathleen on November 2, 2015, 12:18 pm

    Allison your reports are so important We certainly know the so called liberal main stream media like Rachel Maddow’s program etc will not even whisper about these killings. Not a whisper.

    Thank you Allison Even though it is all so depressing….

  2. MaxNarr on November 2, 2015, 3:38 pm

    Why did Abbas say that boy was executed when he was safe in hospital even while his victim a 13 year old who he stabbed repeatedly was suffering? Are knife attackers included in these figures?

    • annie on November 2, 2015, 5:47 pm

      Why did Abbas say that boy was executed when he was suffering in hospital even while his victim a 13 year old who he stabbed repeatedly was safe? Are knife attackers included in these figures?

      abbas probably confused the 13 year old for a 15 year old. who knows. i am sure it wasn’t intentional and it’s beside the pt. how many days are hasbrats going to go on about this mistake?? as for whether the alleged knife attackers are included, of course. do you know if they’ve released the surveillance of the execution of 17 year old dania yet? because the witness description completely refuted the idea she was armed or threatening.

      • MaxNarr on November 2, 2015, 6:29 pm

        Annie it says right there in the link “No provision of this Agreement shall in any way prejudice the rights, claims and positions of either Party hereto in the ultimate peaceful settlement of the Palestine question, the provisions of this Agreement being dictated exclusively by military considerations.

        That includes our right to massively settle Ramallah and Gaza city.

      • talknic on November 3, 2015, 1:31 am

        MaxNarr November 2, 2015, 6:29 pm

        @ MaxNarr
        “Annie it says right there in the link “No provision of this Agreement shall in any way prejudice the rights, claims and positions of either Party hereto in the ultimate peaceful settlement of the Palestine question, the provisions of this Agreement being dictated exclusively by military considerations.

        That includes our right to massively settle Ramallah and Gaza city”

        Oh? The civilians of the Occupying Power settling in Occupied Territories is a military consideration. WOW! That makes them a legitimate target. If you insist pal.

      • annie on November 3, 2015, 1:38 am

        the next sentence after max’s quote “the provisions of this Agreement being dictated exclusively by military considerations.”

        is:

        Jordanian forces remained in most positions held by them, particularly East Jerusalem which included the Old City.

      • Mooser on November 3, 2015, 10:37 am

        “MaxNarr” also posted this ‘settlement is a military consideration’ nonsense on the “Why I am a Zionist” thread. Says he is “reposting in the correct area.”

        Why doesn’t he go and post that on a liberal Zionist site?

      • annie on November 3, 2015, 12:12 pm

        mooser he won’t post it on the thread where the discussion is taking place because he’s trying to divert the conversation away from his original claim, that the jordanian occupation was illegal and belligerent. he said he was going to tear talknics argument into sheds so now he’s trolling 2 threads instead of one.

        max, take it back to the other thread. don’t do it here too.

      • MaxNarr on November 3, 2015, 12:08 pm

        Annie,

        The armistice agreement was based on military considerations. The massive settlement of Jews across the ENTIRE Land of Israel is a human right and is correcting an historical injustice. Jews living in Jerusalem has nothing to do with military considerations.

        I unequivocally condemn the incitement to violence made my @talknic and others on this website.

        Annie, no matter what you think about me, or Zionists in general, please look into your heart when you see these comments calling for murder of Jews, or justifying knife attacks like the one against an 80 year old woman.

        I know that you have some humanity left in you, and even if you don’t, for goodness sake, do your job and moderate! This site is overflowing with hate, anti-Semitism and encouragement to murder Jews. Stand up and say “NOT IN MY NAME!”

      • Mooser on November 3, 2015, 1:24 pm

        “The armistice agreement was based on military considerations. The massive settlement of Jews across the ENTIRE Land of Israel is a human right”

        Talk about “non-sequitur”s! So which is it “human rights” or “military considerations”?
        Pick one.

      • eljay on November 3, 2015, 1:58 pm

        || MaxNarr: … The massive settlement of Jews across the ENTIRE Land of Israel … ||

        There is no “Land of Israel”.

        || … is a human right and is correcting an historical injustice. … ||

        It is not a human right.
        It is not a “correction” of an “historical injustice”.
        It is, however, gross injustice and immorality being committed against the indigenous population of Palestine by Jews for the benefit of Jews.

        || … Jews living in Jerusalem has nothing to do with military considerations. ||

        It has everything to do with the injustice and immorality of Jewish supremacism in/and a supremacist “Jewish State” in as much as possible of Palestine.

      • talknic on November 3, 2015, 6:56 pm

        MaxNarr “The armistice agreement was based on military considerations.”

        That’s right. The civilians of the Occupying Power should be kept out of Occupied Territories, lest they become collateral or embroiled in the violence expected when people are occupied.

        “The massive settlement of Jews across the ENTIRE Land of Israel is a human right”

        Bullsh*t Max. There is a State of Israel, it is the the Jewish People’s Homeland State. The State of Israel does not have any right to grant citizenship or to sell land to anyone outside its proclaimed and Internationally recognized borders. If Israelis want to adopt another citizenship, the other states in the region have a right to decide who they do or do not want as citizens in their respective territories.

        ” and is correcting an historical injustice.”

        Go tell it to the Romans buddy. But wait, what injustice? Jewish folk STAYED in the region and lived AS JEWS!

        Meanwhile Jews in the diaspora had 2 centuries during which they could have returned, attained citizenship, bought land and settled anywhere in the alleged Jewish People’s Historical Homeland. Few did. Even Herzl in his life time could have. He didn’t bother. Nor did his family. Nor did the Zionist Federation until 1936

        ” Jews living in Jerusalem has nothing to do with military considerations”

        The Law states that citizens of the Occupying Power should not be in Occupied Territories. You can spout your idiotic drivel a thousand times, it will not change the law or the atrocity of successive Israeli Governments encouraging Israeli citizens to break the law. It will however make you look like quite a moron

        “I unequivocally condemn the incitement to violence made my @talknic

        Quote me. False accusations are against the basic tenets of Judaism. Why anyone would want or need to make a false accusation allegedly in support of the Jewish State is a mystery. I’m continually amazed at the slime the Zionist colonization of Palestine attracts

        “I know that you have some humanity left in you, and even if you don’t, for goodness sake, do your job and moderate! This site is overflowing with hate, anti-Semitism and encouragement to murder Jews.”

        Quote it Max or STFU please

      • Mooser on November 3, 2015, 7:44 pm

        ” This site is overflowing with hate, anti-Semitism and encouragement to murder Jews.”

        So nue, so sue!

  3. Boomer on November 2, 2015, 4:05 pm

    Odd, I didn’t see anything about Palestinians being killed on the front page of Google News, but I did see this there:

    “Palestinians Stab 80-Year-Old Woman, Others in 2 Attacks
    New York Times – ‎3 hours ago‎
    JERUSALEM – A Palestinian stabbed and wounded a 70-year-old man in northern Israel before being shot by officers, police said Monday just hours after another Palestinian knifed several people, including an 80-year-old woman, in a stabbing spree near …”

    • MaxNarr on November 2, 2015, 6:46 pm

      80 year old woman stabbed. Would @talknic call this “resistance”?

      • kalithea on November 2, 2015, 11:24 pm

        You can always count on the hasbara squad to try and fudge the truth; but they still don’t get it: it’s the Occupation, Stupid!

      • MaxNarr on November 2, 2015, 11:41 pm

        @Kalithea,

        So when an 80 year old woman gets stabbed “it’s the occupation stupid”? Do you ever, in your life get second thoughts? Ever feel remorse, like maybe this 80 year old Jewish woman was a victim of a terrible crime? Or are you too far gone?

      • talknic on November 3, 2015, 1:25 am

        No Max. Why do you need ask? Do you really think you’ll make a point?

      • annie on November 3, 2015, 4:58 am

        Do you ever, in your life get second thoughts?

        sure, every time a news report from israel makes a claim followed or proceeded by “police said”.

        especially when the claims is used to justify one of their extrajudicial executions.

      • RoHa on November 3, 2015, 5:14 am

        “Do you ever, in your life get second thoughts?

        sure, ”

        That puts you two up on most people, Annie.

      • annie on November 3, 2015, 1:16 pm

        RoHa, i wonder how many pro israel activists, if forced, would bet the life of their child that no israeli force of forces had planted a knife on one of the palestinians who have been slaughtered over the last month? once one believes, with certainty, one has been lied to then every piece of information from that source comes into question. that is why, without researching, when i hear of an 80 year old being stabbed by a palestinian i don’t assume it’s true. i don’t ever assume allegations made by israeli police are true. it doesn’t mean it’s not true, it just means i have no reason to believe it is. therefore, the purpose of carrying on a conversation as if it was true becomes a hypothetical exercise.

        so i second guess all the time. whenever i am engaged with liars or potential lies.

      • eljay on November 3, 2015, 7:24 am

        || MaxNarr: … Do you ever, in your life get second thoughts? Ever feel remorse, like maybe this 80 year old Jewish woman was a victim of a terrible crime? Or are you too far gone? ||

        Funny stuff, coming from a hateful and immoral Zio-supremacist who advocates, justifies, excuses and/or defends Jewish supremacism in/and a religion-supremacist “Jewish State” and related past and on-going (war) crimes.

      • Mooser on November 3, 2015, 11:07 am

        “Ever feel remorse, like maybe this 80 year old Jewish woman was a victim of a terrible crime?”

        Using elderly civilians to further an illegal colonizing scheme on the cheap? Yeah, that’s a pretty bad crime, and there’s every reason why all of us should feel remorse? Do you?

      • MaxNarr on November 3, 2015, 11:49 am

        You really can’t condemn the stabbing of an 80 year old woman can you @mooser ?

        For all your jokes, it’s so sad to see the trivializing and justification for slamming a knife into the back of an octogenarian. Shame on you!

      • annie on November 3, 2015, 12:58 pm

        max, thanks for providing this example of tactics i was explaining yesterday, i added your link to my comment here http://mondoweiss.net/2015/11/karmah-elmusa-magazine#comment-807308

        demand or elicit condemnation of palestinian violence. and this turns the onus on pro p supporters to either back down (not condemn – and be condemned for doing so) or step up to condemning palestinian violence. (like this : http://mondoweiss.net/2015/11/killed-palestinians-october/comment-page-1#comment-807496 ) see where the focus is? it’s a win win for israeli hasbara because the topic becomes the condemnation of palestinian (not israeli) violence. (and this is a repeat tactic used here, you should all be familiar with it)

      • MaxNarr on November 3, 2015, 1:27 pm

        Anywhere in the world, if an 80 year old woman was stabbed in the back, from Burundi to Norway, it’s an evil deed. You’re not abandoning your (misguided) cause for condemning these brutal assaults on elderly Jews. By the way, there is a video of the woman getting stabbed in the back, if you can handle watching it. I condemn all direct violence whether it is a Jew stabbing or attacking a Palestinian civilian or vice versa. Can you do the same? I don’t feel that my cause is any less riteous for it.

      • annie on November 3, 2015, 2:25 pm

        I condemn all direct violence whether it is a Jew stabbing or attacking a Palestinian civilian or vice versa.

        your condemnation is meaningless and worthless because you justify slaughter by referencing it as “neutralized” and don’t think it’s a violent act. like shooting a dog.

      • Kris on November 3, 2015, 2:39 pm

        @Annie Robbins: “max, thanks for providing this example of tactics i was explaining yesterday, i added your link to my comment here link to mondoweiss.net”

        Many thanks for this, Annie. Until you explained elicitation some time ago, I was unaware of techniques like this, and the importance of recognizing and understanding them. From your comment on October 3, 2015, 1:17 pm :

        extending oneself to elicit condemnation of the actions of an oppressed people or prioritizing this condemnation as a means to an end (as if it will free those people or create peace in the region or for any so called benevolent reason) is a fools game. as if the condemnations of the left will garner anyone’s freedom. it won’t. plus, the author of this article claims the deniers of said condemnations have “mangled” responses. perhaps him and tokyobk and anyone else could conflate not condemning the killings means one supports the killings!

        make no mistake, this elicitation is not aimed at discrediting the perpetrators of the crime. it is aimed directly at the supporters of palestinians to discredit us or those amongst us. this is from the fbi website:

        Elicitation is a technique used to discreetly gather information. It is a conversation with a specific purpose: collect information that is not readily available and do so without raising suspicion that specific facts are being sought. It is usually non-threatening, easy to disguise, deniable, and effective. The conversation can be in person, over the phone, or in writing.

        Conducted by a skilled collector, elicitation will appear to be normal social or professional conversation. A person may never realize she was the target of elicitation or that she provided meaningful information.

        why is the left even being asked to condemn this action? because if we don’t we “accept that you are led by primitive tribalism rather than principles.” please!!! i’ll not be dragged into this requirement to condemn. because there is none. i’m not morally bound to condemn the oppressed when their choice of resistance doesn’t align with my personal morals or belief system. that’s absurd.
        – See more at: http://mondoweiss.net/2015/10/condemn-or-not#comment-800263

      • Mooser on November 3, 2015, 3:50 pm

        ” I don’t feel that my cause is any less riteous for it.”

        Made a slight spelling error, MaxNarr. My Spel-Chek (who, don’t forget, ordained “the Chef Rabbi!”) gives “riotous” as the correct spelling. That is what you meant, right?

      • talknic on November 3, 2015, 7:02 pm

        @ MaxNarr “there is a video of the woman getting stabbed in the back”

        So give. All we seem to see from you are your gums flapping

      • talknic on November 4, 2015, 2:36 am

        Don’t worry Max I got it

        https://www.google.com.au/search?q=stabbing+a+70-year-old+man+and+an+80-year-old+woman&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&gws_rd=cr&ei=RLM5VsveOMGgjQPbuqS4DQ#q=stabbing+80-year-old+woman&tbm=vid

        A tragedy. The consequences of over a hundred years of Zionist colonization certainly are ghastly

        BTW I wonder how he knew she was a Jew? And I wonder why he was being chased in the first place?

        Could be he was just a thug who thought an injured woman would stop who ever was chasing him

      • eljay on November 4, 2015, 7:24 am

        || MaxNarr: … I condemn all direct violence … Can you do the same? … ||

        I condemn all acts of injustice and immorality. I expect perpetrators to be arrested, tried and, if found guilty, held accountable for their crimes. I believe in the universal and consistent application of justice, accountability and equality.

        I’d ask you if you can say the same, but you’re a hateful and immoral Zio-supremacist so I know that you can’t and you won’t.

      • ckg on November 4, 2015, 9:31 am

        @MaxNarr, I oppose all violence against non-combatants. I wish Israel and its supporters opposed violence against non-combatants too. Israel has an atrocious human rights record.

        And I wish you would stop supporting violence against innocent people too.

      • YoniFalic on November 4, 2015, 9:58 am

        Are any of the Israeli invader population innocent?

        I have thought about the issue since Operation Cast Lead.

        The UN has developed clear anti-genocide, anti-racism, anti-colonialism, and anti-Apartheid regimes.

        The State of Israel violates all of them.

        As far as I can tell — I am studying law — the entire Israeli invader population is either in direct criminal violation or indirectly in criminal violation via conspiracy or complicity.

        By jus in bello, customary law of war, and proportionate response, I cannot fault any actions of the native resistance, but the invader population collectively and individually is guilty certainly in the case of aggressive actions and almost certainly in the case of any actions of self-defense.

        I see no reason why genocidal Israeli officials should be treated any differently from genocidal Serb officials, and I want to dedicate my career to putting as many Zionist leaders (both in the ME and internationally) into jail and to seizing Zionist assets throughout the world to compensate the native population that has been so wronged.

        It is the only way I can atone for participating in Operation Cast Lead.

        I have to admit that I am a little impatient with people like Annie that refer to extrajudicial executions when the real crime is genocide under the International Convention for the Prevention and Punishment of Genocide, Article II (a).

      • Mooser on November 4, 2015, 12:28 pm

        As far as I can tell — …”

        Yoni Falic, if you haven’t done so already, you might take a look at the archive of commenter “Hostage” “Hostage” is very well informed and dedicated to following the legal aspects, both US, European and International of the Israel-Palestine issues. He gave a tremendous amount of info about it in almost every comment he posted. And, if my memory serves reached some of the same conclusions about the criminality. Also, about Zionism in Europe and US.

    • zaid on November 3, 2015, 6:34 pm

      Dear Max,

      The Palestinian violence is a direct result of the brutalization that the Palestinians -who are the only Right full owners and natives of Palestine-has gone through as a result of seven decades of occupation (Since 1948).

      The only Just solution for this violence is for the state of Israel which were founded by Foreign Invaders to cease to Exist. and then we all will live in peace, Palestinians in their native home of Palestine and Jews in their native homeland located north of the Black sea (Khazaria).

  4. Palikari on November 2, 2015, 4:24 pm

    The vast majority of them were terrorists killed while carrying out a terror act.

  5. ckg on November 2, 2015, 8:32 pm

    Unbelievably sorrowful photo.

  6. kalithea on November 2, 2015, 11:33 pm

    So the settlers are not only violating International Law; the Geneva Conventions by squatting on stolen land; now add multiple acts of terrorism to that, but wait–Israel was founded on acts of terrorism and terrorists became Prime Ministers and settlement streets are named after terrorists. It’s official – it’s state-sponsored terrorism.

  7. annie on November 3, 2015, 4:41 am

    “On October 29th Mahdi Mohtaseb was executed by Israeli forces at the Salaymeh (160) checkpoint, near the Ibrahimi Mosque in the old city of al-Khalil (Hebron). The 23-year-old from Jabal Johar, who was employed in a local sweets shop, was supposed to meet his fiancée later in the day.” http://palsolidarity.org/2015/10/video-israeli-forces-executing-wounded-youth-in-occupied-hebron/

    • MaxNarr on November 3, 2015, 10:50 am

      Oh he worked at a sweet shop? He made a knife attack not a candy stabbing.

      • eljay on November 3, 2015, 11:39 am

        || MaxNarr: Oh he worked at a sweet shop? He made a knife attack not a candy stabbing. ||

        And he was assassinated an IDF terrorist operating outside of Israel’s / Partition borders.

        Since the deceased cannot be brought to trial, at the very least the Israeli terrorist who murdered him should be made to stand trial and be held accountable for his crimes.

      • talknic on November 3, 2015, 6:28 pm

        No evidence of any knife stabbing

        He was dis-armed – Neutralized

        http://www.avalon.law.yale.edu/20th_century/hague04.asp#art23

        Art. 23.

        In addition to the prohibitions provided by special Conventions, it is especially forbidden –

        To employ poison or poisoned weapons;

        To kill or wound treacherously individuals belonging to the hostile nation or army;

        To kill or wound an enemy who, having laid down his arms, or having no longer means of defence, has surrendered at discretion;

        To declare that no quarter will be given

      • annie on November 3, 2015, 7:52 pm

        talknic, that link isn’t working for me. can you check it and try again?

      • talknic on November 3, 2015, 8:13 pm
      • Marnie on November 5, 2015, 8:11 am

        @MaxNarr –
        You sound like the majority of posters at +972 – angry, self-righteous, full of self-pity and demands that the focus be on the few Jews who’ve been murdered (by their own government, in reality) and to immediately stop talking about the continual murder of Palestinians. You don’t demand that the murder of Palestinians stop, hell no, just that people stop reporting it and talking about it and instead focus on Jewish deaths. Why is the death of a Jew more tragic, more wrong and more important than Palestinians . So far the other boys n’ girls at Hasbara Central haven’t attempted to answer this very important question. Please tell me why Jewish deaths demand the weeping and wailing, yet Palestinian deaths don’t even make the MSN? YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED.

    • talknic on November 3, 2015, 10:20 pm

      @ Annie Robbins

      Some links no longer function with //www. in the address. Something to do with the source server at a guess

  8. Kay24 on November 3, 2015, 6:54 pm

    Palestinian lawyer talks about viral photo of tear gas kick:

    http://bigstory.ap.org/urn:publicid:ap.org:04a098e2ff5843a8885d4f37e9c5aebd

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