Hamza Amjad Al-Ashqar

Hama AshqarFebruary 07, 2023: Hamza Amjad Al-Ashqar, 17, from Askar Al-Jadid refugee camp in Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, after shooting him with a live round in the face. The assassination took place on Tuesday before dawn.

Media sources said several armored military vehicles invaded Nablus, leading to protests by local youth, some of whom threw stones at the invading military force.

The Israeli soldiers in their armored vehicles fired a barrage of live fire, rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs, and concussion grenades at the children and youth in the refugee camp.

It is worth mentioning that the soldiers shot the child when the military vehicles were withdrawing from the Housing Projects in the Askar al-Jadid refugee camp in Nablus.

In a video of the invasion, taken by a local Palestinian resident on their phone, the Israeli army vehicles are seen withdrawing, and as they are withdrawing, the soldiers fired several live rounds. Then a man can be heard screaming, “ambulance… ambulance..” when Hamza was shot in the head.

The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said the soldiers also shot six Palestinians, including one who suffered serious wounds, and caused at least three to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation.

The PRCS added that the soldiers attacked one of its ambulances and stopped medics who were rushing to provide aid to wounded Palestinians.

In related news, the Al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad, said its fighters managed to down and take possession of an Israeli military drone during the military’s invasion of Nablus.

Palestinian fighters of the Lion’s Den group, which unites fighters from various factions, said they exchanged fire with the soldiers invading Nablus.

On Monday dawn, Israeli soldiers killed five Palestinians, including two siblings, injured many others, and abducted eight, in the Aqabat Jaber refugee camp, south of Jericho, in the northeastern part of the occupied West Bank.

The refugee camps in the West Bank are made up of the three generations of Palestinians displaced in 1948 when Israel was created on the land of historic Palestine, and they were displaced from what had been their homes in what is now Israel.

Since 1948, the state of Israel has never declared its borders and has encroached further and further onto Palestinian land in a blatant attempt to colonize all of historic Palestine while displacing its original inhabitants.

The Israeli army has killed 42 Palestinians, including nine children and one woman, since the beginning of this year.

Hamza was from Askar al-Jadid refugee camp, in the Nablus district in the northern West Bank. Source: IMEMC