'They Choose One Person to Kill, and Then the Protest Is Over'

Imad Duikat was the sixth Palestinian to be shot dead by Israeli troops during recent protests against the settler outpost of Evyatar, and the 40th to be killed in the West Bank since May

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Ali Duikat, father of Imad who was killed last Friday, cradling his grandson and namesake, this week.
Ali Duikat, father of Imad who was killed last Friday, cradling his grandson and namesake, this week. Credit: Alex Levac

Ali is carried into the room in the arms of Uncle Bilal, his father’s brother. Everyone falls silent, some eyes fill with tears at the sight of the little baby. Ali is not yet two months old – and his father was killed last Friday by the Israel Defense Forces. A single bullet was fired at him and struck his chest from a distance of a few hundred meters.

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