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PA accuses Israeli troops of indiscriminately "executing" and "shooting to kill" Palestinians

Headline: “Atallah – he crossed the road quickly and they executed him”





“While the occupation’s intelligence service informed Muhammad Harb Rayyan by phone that his son, young Atallah [Rayyan] (i.e., terrorist, attempted to stab Israeli soldiers), 17, had died as a Martyr, the occupation army’s female soldier Lian Harush was speaking with her relatives living in London to tell them she was present at the site and was not hurt (Rayyan attempted to stab Harush multiple times, but she was able to fend him off until another soldier shot him -Ed.).


This is how it works on the ground – those who come from London must be at their best and always be prepared to shoot the Palestinians, who are considered a legitimate target for the occupation’s soldiers just because they pass next to a military point, or even near soldiers who are deployed at the road junctions in the occupied West Bank.


‘Your son’s life is over’ – in this way, with full simplicity, in a short conversation, one of the most difficult things that a family could have revealed to them. The children are dying from the bullets of soldiers who are filled with hatred towards everything Palestinian, soldiers who suspect a young man or woman who pass by them, live in fear of everything connected to them – even their stares, touch their rifle triggers, and shoot to kill, even though they are fortified behind pieces of iron and cement and inside military towers…


Atallah is one of dozens of names [of people] whom the occupation has executed on the roads of the land, particularly between the years of 2015-2020, which are the years in which a growing escalation was seen in the crimes of the occupation and its settlers at the checkpoints and military points.


All that Atallah did was to cross the road quickly (sic.) – the car traffic is fast there and the traffic lights are in three directions. This is in addition to there being surveillance cameras, three military points, and a surveillance tower where there are soldiers armed with weapons. All of this is in a space of no more than 100 meters. At that very spot and at that very road young Elias Yassin (i.e., terrorist, attempted to stab an Israeli soldier) from the town of Bidya was executed three years ago.


The father of the Mart.yr (the “.” appears in the Facebook post version of the article in an apparent attempt to avoid Facebook’s algorithm, while in the WAFA version the word is written normally: “Martyr” -Ed.), Muhammad Rayyan, who works with marble on Rujeib Street in Nablus, said: ‘I asked Atallah to help me as much as he could, I called him and asked him to come to me after the exam; I waited for him, but he did not come. Instead, I got a phone call telling me that he died as a Mart.yr (as above -Ed.).’ …


Atallah’s issue is the story of most of the Mart.yrs (as above -Ed.) – they are murdered in cold blood, their bodies are held for years in the occupation’s [morgue] refrigerators, and their relatives are even forbidden from saying goodbye to them.





Atallah Muhammad Rayyan – 17-year-old Palestinian terrorist who ‎attempted to stab an Israeli female soldier near Ariel on Jan. 28, 2021, before ‎another soldier shot him.‎

Elias Yassin – 22-year-old Palestinian terrorist who attempted to stab an Israeli ‎soldier near Ariel on Oct. 15, 2018, before other soldiers shot him.‎