Ayman Mahmoud Mheisin

June 02, 2022: Ayman Mahmoud Mheisin, 29, was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers when the Israeli army invaded the Deheishe refugee camp, south of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank.

Dozens of soldiers invaded the refugee camp from several directions before storming and ransacking many homes, leading to protests.

The soldiers fired a barrage of live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, and gas bombs at the protesters and surrounding homes.

Medical sources have confirmed that an Israeli army sharpshooter occupying a rooftop of a Palestinian home killed a young man after shooting him with a live round in the heart. The soldiers also shot another young man with a live round in the leg.

The Palestinian Health Ministry officially identified the slain young man as former political prisoner Ayman Mahmoud Mheisin, 29.

The Palestinian was not participating in the protests and his killed while walking near his home when the soldiers shot him.

“He wasn’t participating in protests. I was talking to him on the phone just before the soldiers shot him, and he told me the soldiers were near the house and that he was staying home,” his brother said, “Ayman was shot in front of his home the moment he stepped out when he thought the army left the refugee camp. The soldiers were hiding in the alleys before one of them shot him.”

Palestine TV said Aman’s father suffered a mild heart attack after hearing the news about his son’s killing and was rushed to a hospital in Bethlehem.

His brother said Ayman had a heart condition and could not run or even walk for any distance without needing to sit down to catch his breath.

The soldiers abducted two Palestinians, Issa Shadi Ma’ali, 20, and former political prisoner Abdullah Nayef Ramadan, 30, from their homes in the refugee camp.

The soldiers invaded the Ma’ali family home to abduct Jad but could not find him and decided to abduct his brother, Issa, to pressure Jad into turning himself in to the army.

The invasion was initially conducted by undercover forces driving a car with Palestinian license plates before many army jeeps invaded the refugee camp.

On Wednesday evening, a Palestinian man, who was seriously injured during the Israeli offensive on the Gaza Strip in May of 2021, died from his wounds at a hospital in Egypt.

The Health Ministry in Gaza identified the Palestinian as Yasser Atiya al-Masri, 41, from Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip.

Also Wednesday evening, Israeli soldiers killed a young Palestinian man, Bilal Awad Kabaha, 24, after shooting him with live rounds in the chest and thigh, and injured at least six, including three who suffered serious wounds, during protests that took place after many army jeeps invaded Ya’bad town, southwest of Jenin, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

Earlier Wednesday, the army killed a Palestinian journalist, Ghofran Haroun Warasna, 31, after shooting her at the entrance of the al-‘Arroub refugee camp, north of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank

Ayman was from the Deheishe refugee camp near Bethlehem, in the central West Bank. Source: IMEMC