Mahmoud al-‘Abed Nabahin

January 22, 2019: Mahmoud al-‘Abed Nabahin, 24, was killed by Israeli soldiers who fired missiles toward an observation post where Mahmoud was standing. Four other Palestinian fighters were wounded in the attack, including one who suffered life-threatening wounds, when the army fired missiles into an area east of al-Boreij, in central Gaza.

Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip, said the slain Palestinian was identified as Mahmoud al-‘Abed Nabahin, 24.

Mahmoud was killed in an observation post run by the Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas.

Media sources in Gaza said the army fired at least one missile into the observation post, in addition to many smoke bombs targeting young men near the Great Return Camp, in central Gaza.

Besides killing Mahmoud, the army injured four others, including one who suffered very serious wounds, before they were all rushed to the Shifa Medical Center in Gaza.

Israeli daily Haaretz has quoted the army stating that it bombed several “Hamas training sites in the Gaza Strip, in retaliation for shooting incidents targeting the soldiers.”

It also said that, earlier Tuesday, the army fired missiles into a post, run by Al-Qassam, “in retaliation for Palestinian fire.”

The army said they held Hamas responsible for any fire from the Gaza Strip, although the movement has been trying to maintain calm in the area. Other armed groups, including the al-Quds Brigades of the Islamic Jihad, disagree with Hamas, and its agreement with Qatar, which was indirectly approved by Israel, who allowed $15 Million cash to enter Gaza to pay the salaries of Palestinian Authority employees from Qatar.

Mahmoud was from al-Boreij, in central Gaza. Source: IMEMC