In March 2019, 21 Palestinians were killed in the most significant escalation since the beginning of 2019. These were:
Amir Mahmoud Darraj, a 22-year-old resident of Kharbatha al-Misbah village in western Ramallah, and Yousef Raed Anqawi, 20-year-old resident of Beit Sira village in western Ramallah. At around 4:00 am on Monday, 4 March 2019, Darraj and Anqawi's car collided with an Israeli military vehicle during a raid into Kafr Ni'ma village. Immediately after the collision, the sound of one bullet was heard being fired. Almost four minutes later, another six rounds were heard being fired. It was not possible to ascertain what had happened due to poor visibility on account of darkness. The Israeli occupying forces (IOF) claimed that the young men "deliberately" rammed into the Israeli military vehicle. Hence, soldiers killed two passengers and arrested another, who, as at the time of reporting continues to be detained.
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