April 10, 2023: Mohammad Fayez Balhan, 15, was killed by Israeli soldiers in the Aqabat Jaber refugee camp in Jericho, in the northeastern part of the occupied West Bank.
Media sources said many Israeli army vehicles invaded the refugee camp leading to protests, before the soldiers fatally shot the Palestinian child, injured two young men, and abducted five.
They added that the soldiers surrounded and isolated the refugee camp before undercover soldiers invaded it and encircled a home.
Minutes later, many army vehicles stormed the refugee camp and deployed sharpshooters on rooftops of nearby homes and buildings, leading to protests.
The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed that the soldiers killed the child, Mohammad Fayez Balhan, 15, after shooting him with three bullets to the head, abdomen, and pelvis.
The Health Ministry added that the soldiers also shot two Palestinians with live fire to the lower extremities before the medics rushed them to Jericho governmental hospital.
The Israeli army said the invasion is not directly related to the shooting that led to the death of two Israeli colonizers and the injury of their mother in the Jordan Valley on April 7th.
The army added that “it is operating to curb the rise of shooting incidents in Jericho and the Jordan valley, two major West Bank areas that didn’t witness serious security incidents the previous years.
On April 8, 2023, the soldiers killed Ayed Azzam Mahmoud Salim, 20, at the main entrance to Azzoun town, east of Qalqilia, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.
On April 3, 2023, the soldiers killed Mohammad Mustafa Juneidi (Abu Bakr), 43, and Mohammad Nasser Sa’id Hallaq, 21, in Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.
On April 01, 2023, the army killed Mohammad Raed Nayef Baradiya, 23, near the town of Beit Ummar, north of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, and Mohammad Al-Asibi, 26, in occupied Jerusalem.
According to the Health Ministry, Israeli soldiers killed 96 Palestinians, including eighteen children, one woman, and a young man from Houra town in the Negev, since the beginning of this year.
Mohammad was from Aqabat Jaber refugee camp in Jericho, in the northeastern part of the occupied West Bank. Source: IMEMC