Ahmad Khaled Daraghma

June 19, 2023: Ahmad Khaled Fayez Daraghma, 19, was killed by Israeli soldiers during a massive invasion of Jenin, in the northern part of the West Bank.

The army used military helicopters and drones to fire missiles at Palestinian resistance fighters.

The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed that Israeli soldiers have killed five Palestinians, including a child, and injured at least 100, including 23 who suffered life-threatening wounds, in Jenin and the Jenin refugee camp, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

The Palestinians who were killed by the army earlier Monday have been identified as Ahmad Yousef Saqer, 15, Khaled Azzam Asa’sa, 21, Qassam Faisal Abu Seriyya, 29, and Qais Majdi Adel Jabarin, 21,

The Health Ministry added that the soldiers injured at least 100 Palestinians, including 23 who suffered critical wounds.

At least 63 wounded Palestinians, including ten who suffered serious wounds, were transferred to Ar-Razi Hospital, and 27, including twelve seriously wounded Palestinians, were rushed to Ibn Sina Hospital.

One of the wounded is a young woman shot with a live round in the head before being rushed to Ar-Razi hospital in Jenin.

The Israeli army targeted many journalists with live fire, while military sharpshooters’ gunfire pinned several reporters on a rooftop of an under-construction building.

The Israeli army said seven soldiers were injured, one seriously, when Palestinian fighters detonated an explosive device weighing more than 40 kilograms near their armored military vehicles and added that the explosion caused serious damage to the vehicle, although it was armored.

It also said that the fighters managed to cause damage to six other military vehicles after detonating explosive charges near them.

The army took over nine hours to retrieve its damaged vehicles due to the heavy fire exchange with Palestinian resistance fighters.

Earlier in the invasion, The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said Israeli military vehicles rammed one of its ambulances while transporting wounded Palestinians to the hospital and added that the soldiers shot a journalist, Hazem Nasser, with a live round in the abdomen. It also said that the soldiers continued to fire toward him until he reached an ambulance on foot.

It stated that nineteen Palestinians were rushed to Jenin governmental hospital, including a girl who suffered a serious gunshot wound to her head, and stated that one seriously injured Palestinian was rushed to the neurology department at the Ar-Razi hospital for urgent surgery, and seventeen to the Ibn Sina Specialized Hospital, including three who suffered serious wounds to the head, neck, and chest.

The invasion was first started by undercover Israeli soldiers, followed by dozens of armored military vehicles and military helicopters.

The soldiers also invaded and ransacked many homes, deployed sharpshooters on rooftops, and fired dozens of live rounds, gas bombs, and concussion grenades.

The Israeli army used military choppers to fire missiles at Palestinian fighters who exchanged fire with the invading soldiers in several parts of Jenin and detonated explosive charges, damaging at least two armored military vehicles.

The army also fired many live rounds at Palestinian ambulances trying to reach wounded Palestinians; the number of casualties could be larger than reported as the medics are still trying to enter the invaded areas but are attacked by the army.

Ahmad was from Tubas, in the northeastern West Bank. Source: IMEMC