January 12, 2023: Habib Mohammad Abdul-Rahman Kamil, 25, was killed by Israeli soldiers who also killed another Palestinian in Qabatia town, south of Jenin, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.
The Palestinian Health Ministry said the Israeli soldiers shot Habib with a live round in the head.
The Health Ministry stated that the soldiers also shot Abdul-Hadi Fakhri Nazzal, 18, live rounds in the neck and the chest, inflicting serious wounds, before he succumbed to his injuries.
The two were killed after many military vehicles invaded Qabatia, leading to protests, and fired dozens of live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs, and concussion grenades.
During the invasion, the soldiers shot at least three other Palestinians who were rushed to hospitals in Jenin.
The Israeli army said its invasion of Qabatia was planned in coordination with the Shabak and the undercover forces and was reportedly “based in intelligence regarding the location of Palestinian fighters” and added that the soldiers managed to arrest one Palestinian, identified as Mohammad Alawna.
The army claimed Alawna was involved in many shooting incidents against the soldiers and added that the soldiers located weapons during searches of homes and buildings.
On the same day at dawn, the soldiers killed Samir Awni Harbi Aslan, 41, in the Qalandia refugee camp, north of the occupied capital, Jerusalem, in the West Bank, and abducted fifteen young men. He was the fourth Palestinian to be killed by the soldiers in 24 hours.
The deaths of the three Palestinians within a few hours bring the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli army fire in the first twelve days of this year, 2023, to nine, including three children.
The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed the following names of the nine Palestinians killed by Israeli army fire in the first twelve days of this month, January 2023.
- Abdul-Hadi Fakhri Nazzal, 18, Qabatia, Jenin.
- Habib Mohammad Kamil, Qabatia, Jenin, 25.
- Samir Awni Harbi Aslan, 41, Qalandia refugee camp, Jerusalem.
- Sanad Mohammad Samamra, 19, ath-Thaheriyya, Hebron.
- Ahmad Amer Abu Jneid, 21, Balata, Nablus.
- Fuad Mohammad Aabed, 17, Kafr Dan, Jenin.
- Mohammad Samer Houshiyya, 22, Al-Yamoun, Jenin.
- Adam Essam Ayyad, 15, Deheishe refugee camp, Bethlehem.
- Amer Abu Zeitoun, 16, Nablus.
Habib was from Qabatia, south of Jenin, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. Source: IMEMC