January 25, 2023: Aref Abdul-Nasser Lahlouh, 20, was killed by Israeli soldiers after an alleged ‘stabbing attack’ near the illegal Kedumim colony, built on stolen Palestinian lands near Kufur Qaddoum town, east of Qalqilia, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.
In a statement, the Israeli army claimed that the young man, reportedly carrying a knife, arrived at the military roadblock near Kedumim colony, and attempted to stab a soldier before other soldiers shot him.
The army added that the Palestinian reportedly “chased a soldier who fired at him, causing him to fall on the ground” and continued to claim that the wounded young man “managed to get up and run towards him again before he was fatally shot.”
The army said no soldiers were hurt in the incident.
After shooting the young man, the soldiers refused to allow Palestinian medics to approach him or take his corpse away.
Furthermore, a few hours after killing him, the soldiers abducted his father, Abdul-Nasser, while crossing a military back on his way back home.
Aref’s fatal shooting brings the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli army fire in the first 25 days of this year to nineteen, including four children.
The slain Palestinians are:
- January 25, 2023: Aref Abdul-Rahman Lahlouh, 22.
- January 19, 2023: Tareq Odah Yousef Ma’ali, 42,
- January 19, 2023: Jawad Farid Hussein Bawaqna, 58.
- January 19, 2023: Adham Mohammad Bassem Jabarin, 26.
- January 17, 2023: Hamdi Shaker Abdullah Abu Dayya, 40
- January 16, 2023: Amro Khaled Al-Khmour, 14.
- January 15, 2023: Ahmad Hasan Kahala, 45.
- January 14, 2023: Yazan Samer Ja’bari, 19.
- January 14, 2023: Amjad Adnan Khaliliyya, 23.
- January 14, 2023: Ezzeddin Bassem Hamamra, 24.
- January 12, 2023: Habib Mohammad Kamil, 25.
- January 12, 2023: Abdul-Hadi Fakhri Nazzal, 18.
- January 12, 2023: Samir Awni Aslan, 41.
- January 11, 2023: Ahmad Amer Abu Jneid, 21.
- January 11, 2023: Sanad Mohammad Samamra, 19.
- January 05, 2023: Amer Abu Zeitoun, 16.
- January 03, 2023: Adam Essam Ayyad, 15.
- January 02, 2023: Fuad Mohammad ‘Aabed, 17.
- January 02, 2023: Mohammad Samer Houshiyya, 22.
Aref was from the Jenin refugee camp in the northern West Bank city of Jenin. Source: IMEMC