September 19, 2023: Mahmoud Khaled Ararawe, 24, was killed by Israeli soldiers who also killed two other Palestinians and injured at least thirty in the Jenin refugee camp in the northern West Bank governorate of Jenin.
The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed three deaths and more than thirty injuries, including a few who suffered serious wounds, and added that the soldiers also attacked medics and ambulances while trying to reach the wounded.
The Health Ministry officially identified the slain Palestinians as Mahmoud Ali Nafe’ Saadi, 23, Mahmoud Khaled Ararawe, 24, and Rafat Omar Khamaisa, 22.
A fourth Palestinian, Ata Yasser Ata Mousa, 29, from Marka village, south of Jenin, succumbed to his serious wounds at dawn, September 20.
Eyewitnesses said more than thirty undercover Israeli soldiers infiltrated the refugee camp and fired a barrage of live rounds at the Palestinians, forcing them to leave the streets before surrounding two homes and exchanging fire with Palestinian fighters.
The soldiers fired several rockets at the two homes where Palestinian resistance fighters are believed to be hiding.
Dozens of Palestinians protested the invasion and hurled stones at them while the soldiers fired a barrage of live fire.
Also, an Israeli military drone fired a missile at an electricity tower, causing a power blackout in the refugee camp and some areas in Jenin city.
In addition, the soldiers attacked the minaret of the Grand Mosque in Jenin refugee camp with many rounds of live ammunition.
Palestinian resistance fighters exchanged fire with the invading soldiers in Jenin and the Jenin refugee camp.
During the invasion, the soldiers abducted Ahmad Abdul-Karim Mansour and Hussein Ahmad Zidan, 65, but released Zidan later when he suffered a heart attack before Palestinian medics rushed him to Ibn Sina Specialized Hospital in Jenin. The soldiers also released Mansour a few hours later before the army withdrew.
The Israeli invasion caused excessive damage to many cars, shops, and buildings in Jenin and its refugee camp.
Hundreds of Palestinians marched in Jenin and its refugee camp, chanting against the escalating Israeli violations and calling for national unity and resistance until liberation and independence.
Mahmoud was from Jenin refugee camp, in Jenin in the occupied West Bank’s northern part. Source: IMEMC