Khaled Azzam Asa’sa

June 19, 2023: Khaled Azzam Asa’sa, 21, was killed by Israeli soldiers who also killed four other Palestinians and injured more than 45, ten seriously, in Jenin, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

The invasion was first started by undercover Israeli soldiers, followed by dozens of armored military vehicles and military helicopters.

The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed that the soldiers killed Ahmad Yousef Saqer, 15, Khaled Azzam Asa’sa, 21, Qassam Faisal Abu Seriyya, 29, and Qais Majdi Adel Jabarin, 21,

The Palestinians were killed after dozens of armored military vehicles and several military helicopters initiated a massive invasion of Jenin and the Jenin refugee camp.

The Health Ministry added that the soldiers injured at least 45 Palestinians, including ten who suffered life-threatening wounds; thirteen of the wounded Palestinians were shot with live fire.

It stated that nineteen Palestinians were rushed to Jenin governmental hospital, including a girl who suffered a serious gunshot wound to her head, and stated that one seriously injured Palestinian was rushed to the neurology department at the Ar-Razi hospital for urgent surgery, and seventeen to the Ibn Sina Specialized Hospital, including three who suffered serious wounds to the head, neck, and chest.

The soldiers also invaded and ransacked many homes, deployed sharpshooters on rooftops, and fired dozens of live rounds, gas bombs, and concussion grenades.

The Israeli army used military choppers to fire missiles at Palestinian fighters who exchanged fire with the invading soldiers in several parts of Jenin and detonated explosive charges, damaging at least two armored military vehicles.

Furthermore, the army fired many live rounds at Palestinian ambulances trying to reach wounded Palestinians; the number of casualties could be larger than reported as the medics are still trying to enter the invaded areas but are attacked by the army.

The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said Israeli military vehicles rammed one of its ambulances while transporting wounded Palestinians to the hospital and added that the soldiers shot a journalist, Hazem Nasser, with a live round in the abdomen. It also said that the soldiers continued to fire toward him until he reached an ambulance on foot.

The Israeli army said seven soldiers were injured when their armored vehicle struck a bomb hidden on the road shortly after the soldiers exchanged fire with Palestinian resistance fighters before they were airlifted by a military helicopter.

The army added that the soldiers were extracting undercover Border Police forces that infiltrated Jenin to arrest wanted Palestinian fighters and arrested two Palestinians, identified as Assem Abu Al-Haija and Mos’ab Hasan Al-Barmaki.

Khaled was from Jenin, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. Source: IMEMC