Mohammad Emad Hassanein

July 03, 2023: Mohammad Emad Hassanein, 21, was killed by Israeli soldiers at the entrance of the Al-Biereh city in the occupied West Bank’s central part.

The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed Mohammad’s death and said the Israeli soldiers shot him with a live round in the head.

The Palestinian was marching with many young men, protesting the ongoing Israeli invasion and offensive on Jenin in the northern West Bank.

The Israeli offensive in Jenin led to the death of eight Palestinians, and the injury of more than fifty, ten seriously.

The Palestinian Health Ministry said the eight slain Palestinians have been identified as Samih Firas Abu Al-Wafa, 21, Aws Hannoun, Husam Abu Theeba, Noureddin Husam Marshoud, Mohammad Mohannad Shami, Ahmad Al-Amer, Ali Hani Al-Ghoul, and Majdi Ar’arawi.

The Health Ministry said the soldiers attacked the unarmed protesters with a barrage of live fire, rubber-coated steel bullets, and gas bombs.

Mohammad was a former political prisoner and was still recovering from gunshot wounds he suffered when the soldiers shot him on May 15, 2019, before abducting.

At the time, the soldiers shot Mohammad in the right leg, causing serious muscle and nerve damage, and he has since his release form Israeli prisons been receiving treatment to regain the full function of his leg.

Mohammad was studying at the Al-Istiqlal University which trains Palestinian police and intelligence officers, in Jericho, in the northeastern West Bank.

Mohammad’s father is also a Lieutenant with the Palestinian Intelligence services in Ramallah.

Mohammad was from Deir Al-Balah in central Gaza Strip but lived with his family in Ramallah. Source: IMEMC