Ala’ Nasser Ahmad Zaghal

October 05, 2022: Ala’ Nasser Ahmad Zaghal, 21, was killed by Israeli soldiers who invaded Deir Al-Hatab, east of Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

Palestinian Medical sources have confirmed that the soldiers killed the young man after shooting him with a live round in the head.

The sources added that the soldiers also shot with live ammunition four other Palestinians, including two journalists, and caused dozens to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation.

Palestine TV has confirmed that the soldiers shot its journalists, Mahmoud Fawzi and Lu’ay Samhan, with live fire in their arms.

Palestine TV and eyewitnesses said the slain Palestinian was unarmed when the soldiers targeted him with live fire near the town’s main entrance, far away from where the soldiers were invading the town and attacking protesters.

The Israeli army claimed it invaded Deir Al-Hatab to arrest a Palestinian fighter, Salam Imran, who is allegedly responsible for shooting incidents targeting Israeli soldiers and colonizers near Nablus.

Salam is believed to be a member of the Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, and a member of the “Lion’s Den,” a united group of resistance fighters from various factions.

In a statement, the Israeli army said it invaded Deir Al-Hatab to arrest Imran for his alleged involvement in a shooting targeting an Israeli colonizer driving a taxi near Nablus.

The army claimed its soldiers exchanged fire with Palestinian resistance fighters and added that two officers were reportedly slightly injured.

The group is believed to be behind dozens of shooting incidents targeting Israeli soldiers, especially during the army’s operations in Jenin and Nablus, in the northern part of the West Bank.

Hundreds of Palestinians participated in Ala’s funeral ceremony and procession and carried his corpse from the Rafidia hospital in Nablus to his home in Askar refugee camp, east of Nablus, before he was buried at the refugee camp’s cemetery.

More than 165 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire this year, including 51 in the Gaza Strip and at least 110 in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. The death toll in the West Bank is the highest on record in a single year since 2015. In addition, at least two Israeli soldiers have been killed by Palestinian fire since May.

Ala’ was from Askar Al-Jadid refugee camp, east of Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. Source: IMEMC