Mohammad Mahmoud Barahma

September 28, 2022: Mohammad Mahmoud Barahma, 30, was one of four Palestinians killed during an Israeli invasion of Jenin that utilized drone strikes to bomb Palestinian homes and buildings.

The Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed that Israeli soldiers killed four Palestinians and injured forty-four in the invasion, some seriously,

The Ministry added that the forty-four Palestinians, including several young men who suffered life-threatening wounds, and children.

Most of the wounded Palestinians were shot in the head, neck, and chest, and several Palestinians were shot in the abdomen area.

Two of the seriously wounded Palestinians have not been identified due to their serious upper-body wounds, and the hospital is appealing to the Palestinians to help identify them and to donate blood.

The soldiers also killed Abdul-Rahman Fathi Khazem, 27, Mohammad Hisham Abu Na’sa, 25, from Jenin refugee camp, and Ahmad Nathmi Alawna, 26, from Jenin city.

The Palestinians announced a general strike in several parts of the occupied West Bank and haled massive protests in Ramallah, Hebron, Nablus, and several other areas of the occupied territory, causing many injuries.

Also, the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said Israeli colonizers invaded Madama village near Nablus and injured eight Palestinians.

Abdul-Rahman was ambushed between Palestinian homes before the soldiers executed him before he noticed them, eyewitnesses have confirmed.

The Health Ministry confirmed that the soldiers killed Ahmad Nathmi Alawna, 24, from Jenin, after shooting him with a live round in the head.

He is the brother of Ra’ad Fathi Khazem, 29, who, on April 8, 2022, was killed by Israeli forces while hiding near a mosque in Jaffa. The soldiers invaded the Jenin refugee camp to abduct his father.

The massive Israeli invasion of Jenin and Jenin refugee was met by protests and exchanges of fire with Palestinian resistance fighters.

One of the wounded Palestinians is a seriously injured child who the Israeli soldiers shot with two live rounds in the chest and the thigh, severing a main artery.

Some of the wounded were shot in the head and the chest; the extent of their wounds is to be determined.

Also among the wounded was a child who was shot in the leg, the Health Ministry stated.

Palestine TV added that the army repeatedly pretended to be withdrawing from the area and waited until dozens of Palestinians gathered in the streets before advancing and firing live rounds on them.

The soldiers also frequently targeted Palestinian ambulances, medics, and reporters with live fire to force them to leave.

The soldiers also fired many live rounds at several schools in the area, causing damage, and anxiety attacks among the children in a kindergarten.

Palestine TV said that Israeli armored military vehicles, including two bulldozers, surrounded the family home of Ra’ad Fathi Khazem, 29, who, on April 8, 2022, was killed by Israeli forces while hiding near a mosque in Jaffa, before an armed drone fired a missile at it.

The army said its soldiers invaded Jenin to arrests Ra’ad’s father and his brother and alleged that the brother is responsible for firing live rounds at soldiers of the Israeli Combat Engineering Corps near the Al-Jalama roadblock two weeks earlier.

The home is at the entrance of the refugee camp, and the army fired the missile at it without invading the refugee camp because it was expecting heavy armed resistance.

The attack led to protests in several parts of Jenin before the soldiers targeted the Palestinians with live fire and fired many rounds at ambulances and medical teams trying to evacuate wounded Palestinian.

Dr. Wisam Bakr, the director of Khalil Suleiman governmental hospital in Jenin, said the soldiers shot two Palestinians with live fire in the chest and the head, inflicting life-threatening wounds, in addition to shooting at least two seven young men. Palestine TV said one of the wounded is the brother of Ra’ad Hazem.

The soldiers also closed the Jenin refugee camp and surrounding areas and attacked Palestinian journalists to prevent them from entering the city to document the invasion and the unfolding events.

Eyewitnesses said the soldiers invaded several tall buildings and ransacked them before occupying their rooftop to use them as firing posts for their sharpshooters.

The sharpshooters went on top of the buildings, with others hiding behind trees and homes, where they fired many live rounds at Palestinian protesters, including many rounds toward journalists and press vehicles.

Palestinian children in schools in the invaded area in Jenin and Jenin refugee camps were told to hide under the desks and behind the concrete walls in their classrooms due to the intensity of Israeli army fire, especially the sharpshooters.

School administrations said they advised the children to remain in their educational facilities because of the ongoing invasion and the extent of Israeli army fires in the streets.

Salam Taher, the director of the Education Ministry in Jenin, said many children suffered severe anxiety attacks, and added that the children in classes on the upper floors were taken to the lower levels to avoid direct Israeli army fire.

She added that the schools are taking all precautionary measures to ensure the safety of the children and staffers in the schools.

Mohammad was from Anzah village, southwest of Jenin. Source: IMEMC