Ahmad Abdullah Morjan

August 7, 2018: Ahmad Abdullah Morjan, 23, was killed in an Israeli bombardment in northern Gaza, along with another fighter from the al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas party.

The Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, issued a statement denouncing the Israeli assassination of two of its fighters, in northern Gaza, and holding Israel accountable for any future escalation.

Al-Qassam identified the two fighters as Ahmad Abdullah Morjan, 23, and Abdul-Hafeth Mohammad Seelawi, 23.

The Brigades stated that the two fighters were part of a military training in “Asqalan” center, one of its training locations in northern Gaza, and that many Palestinians, including political leaders of Hamas, were in attendance.

Al-Qassam said that the training including the use of sniper fire, and explosives, and the fighters were practicing techniques when the Israeli army fired a shell at them, killing the two fighters.

“Israel is coming up with false allegations to justify its serious crime,” Al-Qassam said, “We hold the occupation fully responsible for this attack.”

The Israeli army said the two Palestinians “opened fire at Israeli soldiers,” and published a video of the two fighters reportedly firing at soldiers, while Hamas said the allegation has no basis, as the fighters were training, and firing at fixed targets.

Ahmad was from the Gaza Strip. Source: IMEMC