Ahmad Ibrahim Oweidat

April 26, 2022: Ahmad Ibrahim Oweidat, 20, was shot and killed by Israeli forces in Aqabat Jaber refugee camp, southwest of Jericho city in the northeastern West Bank.

The Palestinian Health Ministry said the soldiers shot Ahmad with a live round in the head, causing life-threatening wounds.

It added that Palestinian medics rushed the young man to a governmental hospital in Jericho before he was moved to Palestine Medical Center in Ramallah, where he was immediately admitted to surgery and the Intensive Care Unit but succumbed to his serious wounds.

A second-year university student, Ahmad was shot when Israeli soldiers and undercover officers infiltrated the refugee camp, leading to protests before shooting and seriously wounded him.

The soldiers also shot three other Palestinians with live fire during the protests that took place after the army invaded the refugee camp.

Israeli soldiers and undercover units invaded Tuesday dawn, Aqabat Jaber refugee camp, south of Jericho city in the northeastern West Bank, shot three Palestinians, including Ahmad, and abducted two.

Media sources said undercover Israeli soldiers infiltrated the refugee camp before regular army units invaded it and abducted Mohammad Abdullah Treiq and his son Hamza.

They added that the invasion led to massive protests in the refugee camp before the soldiers fired a barrage of live rounds, gas bombs, and concussion grenades.

The Fateh movement, several factions, and civil society institutions declared a general strike, excluding the health sectors, to mourn the slain young man.

Local sources said Ahmad’s parents, performing pilgrimage in Mecca in Saudi Arabia, were informed their son was killed by the soldiers and will be heading back to Palestine before his funeral procession in the evening.

Ahmad was from Aqabat Jaber refugee camp south of Jericho, in the eastern West Bank. Source: IMEMC