His friends from the refugee camp claimed that there were no clashes between children and IDF soldiers at the time al-Ramahi was shot, though eyewitnesses told Haaretz, B’tselem and the Palestinian Center for Human Rights that stones were being thrown at soldiers. IDF officials stated that the stone throwing began only after soldiers positioned themselves in an ambush “meant to catch stone throwers.” . . .An eyewitness who asked to remain nameless stated that he noticed two groups of children throwing stones from an orchard that spans the distance between an UNRWA school and a group of houses outside of the camp. . . .Another eyewitness stated that he heard “maybe 20” gun shots, which were not preceded by less lethal measures, such as tear gas or rubber-coated bullets, after which he noticed the group of children coming out of the small olive grove while carrying something in their hands. . . .
A relative, Ayman al-Ramahi, stated that their family is from the ruined village of al Mozriyah, near Lod, and that the family is known to support Fatah and the Palestinian authority. “We all support the Oslo agreements, peace. But what kind of peace is this?”
Wajih al-Ramahii’s father and grandfather have served time in prison due to their activism with Fatah. His father was in prison from 1977 to 1992. The IDF demolished two of the family’s houses, and sealed up two others. Ayman al-Ramahi also stated that between 2000 and 2008, two other members of the al-Rahimi family were killed by IDF gunfire, Mohammed Ahmed, 14-years-old, and Mohammed Jamal, 21-years-old. Wajih’s older brother is currently in custody and awaiting trial, and two of his cousins are also currently being held in Israeli jails.
Israeli troops shot and killed a Palestinian man during a clash in the West Bank before dawn Thursday, the third killing in three days, Palestinian officials said. The Israeli Army asserted that all three were holding or about to throw firebombs when they were shot. . .On Wednesday, another Palestinian, Muhammad Ramahi, 21, died from wounds sustained in a clash with Israeli troops at the Jalazoun refugee camp that abuts Ramallah.
The incidents on Tuesday and Wednesday occurred near the Israeli settlement of Beit El, outside Ramallah and near the Palestinian refugee camp of Jalazoun. In each case, the Israelis say that the Palestinians were wielding lighted firebombs, while Palestinians assert that they were only throwing rocks. . .On Wednesday, camp residents staged a protest that turned violent after Zeid’s funeral. The soldiers opened fire again, fatally injuring Mahmoud Ramahi, 22.
Muhamed Ramahi, 14, joined a group of youngsters hurling stones at a Jewish car driving through Jalazoun village, family members said. The driver stopped and opened fire, hitting Ramahi in the chest, they added.