Jibril Mohammad Al-Lad’a

May 01, 2023: Jibril Mohammad Al-Lad’a, 17, was killed by Israeli soldiers who invaded the Aqabat Jaber refugee camp south of Jericho in the northeastern part of the occupied West Bank.

Medical sources said many Israeli military vehicles invaded the refugee camp, leading to protests before the soldiers fatally shot Jibril with a live round in the head.

After shooting Jibril, the soldiers left him bleeding on the ground without first aid until Palestinian medics were later allowed to approach him.

The sources added that the soldiers also shot six other Palestinians, including three who suffered life-threatening wounds before they were moved to Palestine Medical Complex in Ramallah due to the seriousness of their wounds.

Eid Barahma, the head of the Jericho office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS), said the soldiers also invaded and ransacked many homes in the refugee camp before abducting Ahmad Jabr Wahdan and the secretary of the Fateh movement in the refugee camp, and Jihad Abu Al-Asal.

Thousands of Palestinians participated in the funeral ceremony and procession, starting in front of the Jericho governmental hospital before heading to the teen’s family home in the refugee camp, where prayers were held in the local mosque before he was buried at the local cemetery.

A general strike was declared in Jericho to mourn the teen’s death and to condemn the seriously escalating Israeli crime and violations.

It is worth mentioning that the army continued the strict siege on Jericho for the tenth consecutive day, searching dozens of Palestinian vehicles and interrogating the citizens, forcing them to wait many hours at the various military roadblocks around the city.

Earlier in the day, Israeli soldiers invaded Bethlehem city and nearby Beit Jala, in the occupied West Bank, seriously shot a young Palestinian man and abducted a man from his home.

The soldiers also abducted at least twenty Palestinians across the occupied West Bank, including fathers and their sons.

Jibril was from the Aqabat Jaber refugee camp south of Jericho in the northeastern part of the occupied West Bank. Source: IMEMC