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Israel-Palestine war: Israeli forces kill elderly Palestinian taxi driver

Eyewitnesses say Issa Ali al-Qadi, 66, was shot in his taxi by soldiers conducting a raid on an orphan charity
Ali Issa Tamimi was shot and killed by Israeli troops in Hebron city, occupied West Bank, on 13 November (X)
Ali Issa Tamimi was shot and killed by Israeli troops in Hebron city, occupied West Bank, on 13 November (X)

Israeli forces shot and killed an elderly Palestinian man during a raid on the offices of an orphan charity in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron on Monday. 

Issa Ali al-Qadi, 66, was shot in the head by Israeli forces while driving his taxi near the charity, eyewitnesses told local media. He died instantly.

Israeli troops had descended on al-Haouz neighbourhood in Hebron and stormed the charity. They seized computers and documents, before sealing the charity's doors.

Eyewitnesses said soldiers opened fire randomly at passing cars during the raid, in an area that had not recently witnessed confrontations between Israeli forces and Palestinians.

Israeli forces have conducted massive raid and arrest campaigns across the West Bank since Hamas carried out an unprecedented attack on southern Israeli towns on 7 October, killing around 1,200 Israelis and taking 239 people captive.

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The Israeli military has since unleashed a brutal bombing campaign on the Gaza Strip, killing at least 11,180 people, including 4,609 children. Hundreds of thousands of Gaza's residents have been displaced amid unrelenting bombardment and ground invasion by Israeli troops.

In the West Bank, over 180 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces and in settler attacks since the war started.

The Palestinian health ministry said that 371 Palestinians have been killed in the West Bank since the start of the year.

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On Thursday, the Israeli army killed 18 Palestinians across the West Bank, including 14 in a raid on Jenin city and refugee camp.


The attack on Jenin, conducted by a large army contingent backed by drones and armoured vehicles, resulted in the highest death toll from a single Israeli raid in the West Bank since 2005, according to the United Nations.

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