Bakeer Mohammad Hashash

January 6, 2022: Bakeer Mohammad Hashash, 21, was killed by Israeli soldiers near Balata refugee camp, east of Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

Media sources said protests took place after many Israeli army vehicles invaded the area.

His cousin, Mohammad Hashash, said Bakeer recently exchanged fire with Israeli soldiers during an invasion into Nablus city, especially the eastern area near Joseph Tomb site, and since then, the army has been trying to abduct him.

He added that, approximately at 2:30 at dawn, the soldiers invaded the eastern area of Balata refugee camp, Balata town, and the al-Quds Street, and said that Mohammad exchanged fire with the soldiers for almost twenty minutes before he was shot and killed.

During the invasion, the soldiers invaded and searched several homes and abducted a young man, identified as Mohammad Salama from Balata al-Balad adjacent town.

After his death, hundreds of Palestinians marched in Nablus calling for ongoing resistance against the Israeli occupation.

His mother said that just before the soldiers invaded the area, he asked her to make him some coffee, and added that after he drank the coffee, he told her he wants to seek shelter at a Palestinian security center but was killed minutes later.

Israeli sources have confirmed that the slain man has been “wanted” by the army for a long time.

Bakeer was from the Balata refugee camp in Nablus, in northern West Bank. Source: IMEMC