Haitham Hani Mubarak

September 08, 2022: Haitham Hani Mubarak, 16, was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers near the main entrance of Beitin village, northeast of Ramallah, in the central West Bank.

The Israeli army refused to transfer Haitham’s corpse to his family.

Media sources said the soldiers shot the Palestinian near the Beit El military roadblock, near the entrance of Beitin, and closed the roadblock and the entire area around it.

Israeli Channel 7 News claimed the Palestinian teen attacked Israeli soldiers with a hammer before a soldier opened fire and killed him and added that the soldiers also found a knife the Palestinian allegedly carried.

Channel 7 added that one soldier sustained light facial wounds and received treatment at the scene.

The soldiers also stopped and searched dozens of cars and interrogated many Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards.

In addition, the many military vehicles into the area and conducted extensive searches in lands near the northern entrance of the nearby Al-Biereh city and many surrounding areas.

Dozens of soldiers were later deployed in the area and started closing more streets and isolating junctions and many Palestinian communities.

In a Facebook post, his aunt said Haitham was the only child to his parents. His school, Betunia Highschool for Boys said he was an eleventh-grade student.

On Wednesday, September 07, the soldiers killed Younis Ghassan Tayeh, 21, in the al-Far’a refugee camp, south of Tubas, in the northeastern part of the occupied West Bank.

On Tuesday dawn, September 6, the soldiers killed Mohammad Mousa Saba’na, 29, and injured at least nine Palestinians in the northern West Bank city of Jenin.

On Monday, September 5, the soldiers invaded Jenin city and Qabatia town, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, killed a young man, Taher Mohmmad Zakarna, 19, injured another, and abducted five.

On Friday, September 2, the soldiers killed Fadi Mohammad Fayez Ghattas, 19, after an alleged stabbing attack targeting soldiers, near Beit Einoun village junction, northeast of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.

On Thursday dawn, September 1, the soldiers killed Yazan Naim Affana, 24, after shooting him with live fire while the army withdrew from Um ash-Sharayet neighborhood in Al-Biereh city after the army invaded the Al-Biereh city in the Ramallah and Al-Biereh governorate, in the central part of the occupied West Bank.

On the same day, the soldiers killed Mahmoud Suleiman Khaled, 25, in front of the main entrance of Balata refugee camp, east of Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

On September 3, Mousa Haroun Abu Mahameed, 40, a Palestinian political prisoner held by Israel, died at an Israeli medical center.

Haithem was from Abu Falah village, east of Ramallah, but lived with his family in Betunia town, west of Ramallah. Source: IMEMC