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How were pregnant Palestinian and her brother killed?

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Published: 3 May 2016

Last updated: 4 March 2024

Israel police refuse to release video of thwarted West Bank stabbing attack – Haaretz 30.04.16
Eyewitness accounts by Palestinians contradict police's claim that Maram Abu Ismayil, 23, and her brother Ibrahim Salah Tahah, 16, refused their request to stop and posed a threat to officers.
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Witnesses: Palestinian siblings posed no threat when shot dead
– Ma’an News Agency 28.04.16
23-year-old Maram Salih Hassan Abu Ismail, five months pregnant, and her 16-year-old brother Ibrahim were en route to Jerusalem when they took a path at Qalandiya checkpoint intended for vehicles, not pedestrians. They were apparently unable to understand Israeli officers yelling in Hebrew, and stopped walking. Ibrahim attempted to grab his sister's hand and move away from the officers, when they opened fire on her. Maram fell to the ground and when Ibrahim attempted to aid her, he was shot in his tracks.

Father of Palestinian siblings killed at crossing demands footage
– Avi Issacharoff – The Times of Israel 02.05.16
Salah Abu Ismail says his son and daughter, whom Israel says were at Qalandiya to stab police, were unarmed and took a wrong turn.

The execution of Hadeel al-Hashlamoun November 7, 2015

Abu Khdeir murderer sentenced to life imprisonment plus 20 years – Nir Hasson – Haaretz 03.05.16
Yosef Chaim Ben-David, along with two underage accomplices, kidnapped 16-year-old Palestinian from near his home, drove him to the Jerusalem Forest and burned him alive in 2014.


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