Ahmad Nasr Jarrar

February 06, 2018: Ahmad Nasr Jarrar, 22, was killed by Israeli forces who invaded the village of al-Yamoun, near Jenin in northern West Bank, and surrounded a house where he was staying.

Although Jarrar was suspected by the Israeli authorities of the murder of an Israeli settler, identified as Rabbi Raziel Shevach, who was killed in a drive-by shooting, the Israeli military extra-judicially assassinated him, without filing charges or arresting him for the crime.

The soldiers, including a canine unit, were heavily deployed in the area, and conducted searches of many homes, in addition to using the rooftops of several buildings as monitoring towers and firing posts.

They also demolished a wall and a shed, and uprooted many olive trees, as they set up a perimeter around the Ahmad’s location.

The military operation was reportedly carried out by regular army units and undercover officers, who were given “shoot-to-kill” orders.

Israeli media outlets said the soldiers located a large cache of bullets and alleged that Jarrar had been planning a serious attack.

Local Palestinian media sources reported that Jarrar exchanged fire with the soldiers, and that the soldiers destroyed the home where he was hiding.

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman congratulated the army for what he called “a successful operation,” that resulted in Jarrar’s death.

Following the military invasion and the death of the Palestinian, dozens of local youngsters hurled stones at the soldiers, who fired many live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs.

It is worth mentioning that, on January 18th, the soldiers killed Ahmad Nasr’s cousin, identified as Ahmad Ismael Jarrar, 31, in Wadi Burqin town, after they mistook him for his cousin.

In addition to killing Ahmad Ismael Jarrar, the soldiers demolished Ahmad’s home, and two other homes.

On February 3rd, the soldiers killed Ahmad Samir Abu ‘Obeid, 19, with a live round in the head, during a massive military invasion into Burqin, also searching for Ahmad Nasr Jarrar.

Ahmad Nasr Jarrar was from Wadi Burqin, in the northern part of the West Bank. Source: IMEMC